Re: lintian & linda
* [ 11-04-05 - 12:39 ] Steve Kowalik <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 09:45:04 +0200, Emanuele Rocca uttered
> > Everybody agrees here, but (AFAIK) this is not the situation we are
> > discussing. No 'Better Ideas' in linda.
> Speak for yourself.
I obiouvsly speak for myself and I said "AFAIK" because I didn't know
what features differences lintian and linda and (until your reply)
nobody explained me them.
> Here are three (off the top of my head) that
> spring to mind that lintian can't do, and I feel better serve
Wonderful, this is what I was trying to understand.
> 1) Proper English descriptions, rather than tags.
> steven@broken:~% linda /var/cache/apt/archives/abiword_2.2.7-1_i386.deb
> E: abiword; No manual page for binary AbiWord-2.2.
> 2) Proper l10n strings for most errors (in German, anyway)
> steven@broken:~% LANG=de_DE linda /var/cache/apt/archives/abiword_2.2.7-1_i386.deb
> E: abiword; Keine Handbuchseite für Binary AbiWord-2.2.
> 3) Different output formats.
> steven@broken:~% linda -f long /var/cache/apt/archives/abiword_2.2.7-1_i386.deb
> Package: abiword
> Type: Error
> Description: No manual page for binary AbiWord-2.2.
It would be very nice to add these to linda's description.
This way, every user can decide to install linda rather than lintian if
they need these specific features.
> One very pissed off developer,
It was not my intention to be rude, I am sorry.