On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 05:49:02PM +0200, Grammostola Rosea wrote: > Paul Wise wrote: > > On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM, Grammostola Rosea > > <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > > >>> my install file looks like: > >>> > >>> phasex-0.11.1/phasex.desktop usr/share/applications > >>> phasex-0.11.1/pixmaps/* usr/share/pixmaps > >>> > >>> > >>> > >> Comments, suggestions to solve this? > >> > > > > phasex.desktop usr/share/applications > > pixmaps/* usr/share/pixmaps > > > > > thanks > > lintian says: > P: phasex source: direct-changes-in-diff-but-no-patch-system > misc/phasex.desktop and 1 more Sigh. And what does "lintian -i" say about that? And what does that actually *mean*? And do you want to use a patch system? And if you do, why not use one? And if there are really good reasons why you don't want to use a patch system, then you can ignore this warning - but only after you've come to understand what it means and why it is there. And understanding what it means and why it is there is usually - and in this case, too - as simple as *reading* the output of "lintian -i", thinking about it a bit, then reading what people with similar issues have said and done on the -mentors list, and sometimes examining a couple of packages that are already in Debian to see how they deal with it. In this particular case, just reading the additional information that Lintian displays ought to be enough to understand it :) Erm... I hope this doesn't seem harsh; it isn't meant to be. Just a piece of well-meant advice that has helped me deal with lintian warnings and other packaging problems in the past year or two :) G'luck, Peter -- Peter Pentchev firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com roam@FreeBSD.org PGP key: http://people.FreeBSD.org/~roam/roam.key.asc Key fingerprint FDBA FD79 C26F 3C51 C95E DF9E ED18 B68D 1619 4553 This sentence contradicts itself - or rather - well, no, actually it doesn't!
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