Jean-Christian BEDIER wrote:
> I wish you add a merry xmas ;)
> Next a pastebin link for my lintian warning:
> Thanks for your help !
First of all use -i or -I when using lintian. It's more verbose and that
will help you a lot.
# W: backup-nas: executable-not-elf-or-script
./etc/backup-nas/backup-nas.conf // Why ? i already add this path in my
This is a rights problem IMHO. Don't have a configuration file with
# W: backup-nas: syntax-error-in-debian-changelog line 7 "badly
formatted heading line"
Use "debchange" from the package devscripts (set the env $EDITOR to what
you like) so you are sure not to do syntaxe mistake. In your case
"debchange --create" will do, then you can use "debchange -i" (and
eventually later change the version number manually to match your
needs). Doing it by hand is prone to errors (I never do it any more).
# W: backup-nas: syntax-error-in-debian-changelog line 7 "found eof
where expected more change data or trailer"
# cat backup-nas-0.1/DEBIAN/conffiles
Don't add files in /etc to conffiles, it's done automatically as all
files in /etc MUST be configuration files. And if I'm not mistaking, no
executable is allowed there anyway, only config files (and eventually
symlinks to solve some upstream problems with FSH).
~# zcat backup-nas-0.1/usr/share/doc/backup-nas/changelog.gz
backup-nas (0.1) debian; urgency=low
* first version waiting for problem
-- Jean-Christian BEDIER <email@example.com> Mon, 24 Dec 2007
First, you should make a debian release (so you should consider using
0.1-1 in your change log a debian release version in stead of just 0.1).
You will need to create a backup-nas_0.1.orig.tar.gz next to unpacked
folder, and this tar.gz should NOT include what's in the debian folder.
Package without a debian release are kept for Debian specific purposes.
If there is a change made by somebody in Debian (and not by you) they
will increment it, so you can track changes. If you are the upstream,
always set this number to -1 and only increase version 0.1. That's what
Second, don't write "first version waiting for problem" just right
"Initial release". You will write things here only concerning the Debian
packaging itself, and HOW you did to solve the bugs/problems in your
Debian packaging. Things from upstream (your software) should go in the
upstream changelog (that should be included in the Debian package when
you call dh_changelog in debian/rules). Don't forget to write "* New
upstream release" each time you increment the 0.1 part of your version
I hope that helps you and save your time to search in documentations.