Re: Lintian-induced changes in changelog, hardlinks?
On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 01:43:12PM +0100, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> Also, eh, I'm not convinced lintian is correct here in complaining,
> I'm a bit unsure. Lintian has warned for any hardlinks for a long time,
> but is it really bad to have them? Having them across different
> directories might cause problems when the user has those on different
> filesystems, but in the same directory? Opinions?
I don't want to speak for past lintian maintainers but I seem to remember
that the lintian philosophy that support this check is that hard-links
in packages should be exceptional and deserve an lintian-override.
(The same hold for e.g. suid/sgid binary.)
My personnal opinion is that hard-links inside /usr/bin are OK.
Thanks for maintaining lintian by the way!
Imagine a large red swirl here.
PS: speaking of lintian, I feel the new check
has too many false positive.