You can replace existing files that have already been uploaded by
including a directive line
replace: true. For example,
you might like to provide a README file in the release directory and
update it from time to time. The full directive file for that would
look like this:
replace: true version: 1.2 directory: foo filename: README comment: replaces an existing README
It is ok if the file to be replaced doesn’t already exist; then the new file is simply added, i.e., the replace directive has no effect.
When an existing file is replaced, the original is archived to a private location. There is no automated or public access to such archived files; if you want to retrieve or view them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We very strongly discourage replacing an actual software release file, such as foo-1.0.tar.gz. Releases should be unique, and forever. If you need to make fixes, make another release. If you have an exigent reason for a particular release file to no longer be available, it can be explicitly archived, as described in the next section.
If you want to make the current release available under a generic
name, such as
foo-latest.tar.gz, that is better done with
symlinks, also as described in the next section.