Re: Bug#720370: lintian: [new check] check for missing menu and desktop files for games
> 2. All /usr/games/* and /usr/bin are linked by menu and desktop files. Use
> lintian overrides in special cases.
All binaries and scripts? I think this is bad idea, because such check will
produce too many false positives (for servers, additional utilities and
auxiliary scripts). That just will annoy the maintainers.
Also I have big doubts about usefulness of menu files. Could anyone describe
where they are useful now?
So I propose to replace second check by something like this:
2. Package has files in /usr/games or/and /usr/bin. Remember list of them.
3. Package has at least one desktop file for launching executable file from
I suppose such check will reduce the number of false positives.