Re: Some packaging questions
On Sat, Nov 18, 2000 at 12:27:57PM -0600, Clay Crouch wrote:
> > > > > Lintian (v1.117) complains about the 'config' and 'templates' file. I
> > > > Ignore it... debconf isn't certified by Policy, so lintian puts out a
> > > > warning, that's all.
> > >
> > > Ok, but I was warned that lintian "dirty" packages won't be allowed
> > > into the distribution tree :-?
> I was the one who warned Roberto about dinstall doing a lintian
> check of uploaded packages prior to installing. These were my
> exact words:
> =====> BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT <=====
> Your package hass to be able to pass a check with lintian before
> it will be installed in the archive. The scripts that do the actual
> installation of a package into Debian do a lintain check, and if the
> package fails, it is rejected.
> =====> END INCLUDED TEXT <=====
> I failed to make the distinction between lintian warnings and errors,
> WRT how dinstall deals with them....
Actually that's not true. dinstall does no automatic lintian checks, the
package is only checked (with lintian and otherwise) by a FTP admin when it
is first added to the archive.
Note that this doesn't mean we shouldn't strive to have lintian-clean
packages, just that we aren't forced to strive to have them... :)
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