Bug#525005: quilt-build-dep-but-no-series-file misleading for empty series file
Nico Golde <email@example.com> writes:
> Tag: quilt-build-dep-but-no-series-file
> Severity: normal
> Certainty: certain
> Info: Using quilt requires you to explicitly list all patches you want
> to apply in debian/patches/series. This package build-depends on quilt,
> but does not provide a patch list.
> You should either remove the quilt build dependency or add a series
> This is a bit misleading in case the series file exists but is empty
> this will also be triggered. So this needs some adaption.
Lintian sees them the same because diffs can't create empty files, so
having an empty series file in a non-native package turns into having no
series file once a source package is generated and then unpacked.
I'll add something to the description that clarifies that.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>