Bug#486682: lintian: warn if wildcards in .install could let a SONAME bump go unnoticed?
tags 486682 + wontfix
I think this may have been useful in the past, but debhelper compat 5+
largely makes it redundant. Since compat level 4 and lower are all
deprecated this problem is (in theory) non-existing.
Admittedly, in practise people are a bit slow in adopting the new
compat levels, but a new tag most likely not give us a lot of
improvement (if they don't listen to Lintian about bumping compat
levels, why should they listen to it about some "SONAME wildcard" issue?).
Anyhow, I am tagging it wontfix for now. If anyone is actually
interested in implementing this or strongly feel we should implement it,
feel free to contest the "wontfix"-tag.
 man 7 debhelper:
These are the available compatibility levels:
v5 Changes from v4 are:
- dh_install errors out if wildcards expand to nothing.