Re: W file-missing-in-md5sums (113 packages)
Excerpts from Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva's message of Sex Mar 05 18:41:58 -0300 2010:
> Excerpts from Joachim Breitner's message of Seg Mar 01 07:08:30 -0300 2010:
> > Am Montag, den 01.03.2010, 15:28 +1100 schrieb Trent W. Buck:
> > > This seems to be a systemic bug in haskell-devscripts:
> > >
> > > http://lintian.debian.org/tags/file-missing-in-md5sums.html
> > >
> > > What should be done about it?
> > I asked on d-devel if it’s a lintian bug if it expects md5sums for files
> > in /var. Most responses indicated that a file should either not be
> > modifiable (and thus be listed in the md5sums file), or be modifiable
> > and be a conffile in /etc.
> > Now I don’t think we want to handle conffiles just for the very odd use
> > cases where someone would want to hide an installed package.
> It doesn't seem that this file is changed when the users hides the package:
> marcot@zezinho:~/.cabal/tmp$ cp /var/lib/ghc-6.12.1/package.conf.d/mtl-184.108.40.206.conf ~/.cabal/tmp
> marcot@zezinho:~/.cabal/tmp$ sudo ghc-pkg hide mtl
> marcot@zezinho:~/.cabal/tmp$ diff /var/lib/ghc-6.12.1/package.conf.d/mtl-220.127.116.11.conf mtl-18.104.22.168.conf
> When did you notice a change in this file?
The file that changes in this case is
. Notice this file is removed when the user removes the package.
So maybe we can reintroduce the md5sum for this file in haskell-devscripts to
avoid this warning?