Re: package errors requiring human judgment to detect?
* Paul Elliott <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2011-10-31, 02:47:
Does anyone have a list of the most common errors that can not be
caught by lintian because they require human judgment to detect?
This is a list of bugs that I spot regularly when reviewing packages:
- debian/rules doesn't trap errors. 
- debian/rules doesn't honour DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nocheck. 
- debian/rules doesn't honour DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=noopt. 
- Build-Depends-Indep contains packages that are needed for the clean
- Depends in debian/control is incomplete.
- debian/copyright is incomplete or inadequate.
- debian/changelog doesn't describe all the changes made to packaging.
- There are typos in description, changelog etc.
 See Policy 4.6.
 See Policy 4.9.1.
 As per Policy 7.7, if a package is needed in the clean target, it
must be listed in Build-Depends, even if all binary packages are