Re: lintian bug or not ?
>>>> "MZ" == Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com> writes:
>> E: gnome-panel-data: debian-changelog-file-missing
>> This is normal ?
MZ> Lintian has no way to check whether the changelog is valid, since it isn't in
MZ> the package. It seems to have a special check for packages which symlink
MZ> /usr/share/doc/mypkg1 -> /usr/share/doc/mypkg2, and skips those. But if
MZ> changelog.Debian.gz is a symlink, it expects it not to be broken. It seems
MZ> like lintian's thinking is that if you include a doc directory, it should
MZ> contain a copy of the changelog. If all of the docs are the same, symlink the
MZ> whole doc directory.
I can't because, I've html documentations in the -data package.
MZ> I personally prefer that all packages contain a copy of the changelog. I think
MZ> it is very important that one can download a new version of any single package
MZ> and see the changelog. This would not be as important, I guess, if there were
MZ> a way to see the changelog for a package without downloading it.