Re: Support of new source packages in squeeze
Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> In practice, there's one exception, the debian tarball can contain
> binary files that are installed outside of the debian dir. Those are
> necessary listed in debian/source/include_binaries.
According to the dpkg-source man page, you mean include-binaries.
Is there a complete specification of these new source control files?
(Exact syntax, complete list of control files, etc.) We'll need it to
write Lintian checks, and dpkg-source doesn't seem to have that
information gathered into one place.
Also, the dpkg-source man page implies that Format in the source section
of debian/control is just another way of specifying the format:
Try first the given format for building the source package. If
used multiple times, they are tried in order. It doesn’t
override any explicit Format field in debian/control but it does
override any format given in debian/source/format.
but from this thread I gather that it shouldn't be used. What should
Lintian do in this area?
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>