Re: how to get people to run lintian on their packages
On 2011-07-08 00:34, Rodolfo kix Garcia wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Jul 2011 23:05:03 +0200, Benoît Knecht wrote:
>> Hi Paul,
>> Paul Wise wrote:
>>> It is rare to see an RFS that says "The package appears to be lintian
>>> clean." and the package (especially binary ones) actually be lintian
>>> clean. If we were to change the RFS template, what could we change it
>>> to in order to encourage accuracy and for people to actually use
>>> lintian and fix any issues found.
>> I think three things are currently unclear:
>> - lintian should be run on the .changes file before uploading a
>> package to mentors, in order to check both the source and binary
>> package (I know I used to run it on the .dsc file without realizing
>> it wasn't checking the binary package).
> When I tryed to use lintian, the first time, I read the manual page and
> it was not too clear. Looking for examples, you can found this, in the
> lintian manual (http://lintian.debian.org/manual/ch2.html)
> $ lintian -i libc5_5.4.38-1.deb <- lintian over the deb file. In the
> html file do not mention the .changes file
Yeah... the User manual is horribly outdated... patches welcome?
> One idea about how to check the packages is add the check in the the
> .dupload.conf file.
Not sure about dupload, but dput has a --lintian option. :)
> Please, don't kill me about my comments. Thanks.