Re: Lintian warning messages
Thijs Kinkhorst <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Tuesday 5 August 2008 14:02, Richard Hurt wrote:
> > W: <package>: script-non-executable -- Since this is a scripted
> > web application (RoR) there are quite a few "scripts" that are not
> > executable directly in the shell. Can I turn this warning off for
> > these files?
> Maybe you could find out why this warning is triggered. Probably,
> these scripts have shebang lines (#!/usr/bin/ruby perhaps?) but are
> not executable. That doesn't match, as the shebang line is useless
> if the script is not executable.
Moreover, ignoring this warning leads to accidents like failing to set
executable permission on programs that *do* need it. If a tool can
help find bugs (as in this case), it's better to fix the bugs than
ignore the warnings.
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