Re: lintian -- detecting hundrets of bugs within seconds...
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- Subject: Re: lintian -- detecting hundrets of bugs within seconds...
- From: Christian Schwarz <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 22:38:24 +0100 (CET)
- Message-id: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980211223641.150A-100000@monet>
- In-reply-to: <19980210200627.42283@wyvern>
On Tue, 10 Feb 1998, Adrian Bridgett wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 06, 1998 at 10:56:40PM +0100, Juergen Menden wrote:
> > On Fri, 6 Feb 1998, Christian Hudon wrote:
> > >
> > > Please drop perl and use C. C programs don't even *need* an interpreter
> > > taking up space on the hard drive... and even perl is written in C! :-)
> > why so polemic?
> > 3 simple facts:
> > - i already have to install perl.
> > - i have no single reason to install python.
> > - 97% of all the other developers are the same.
> IIRC lintian will be run automatically on packages being added to the
> archive. Installing lintian yourself just means you can fix the bugs a
> little sooner. In that respect it is the same as everything else - I have to
> install the qt-dev packages just to compile kppload - I don't use it
Note, that by checking your packages at home before uploading them, you
can avoid having to upload the package a few times--in case lintian finds
> FWIW, Python doesn't look that large:
> 234846 Feb 2 10:15 python-base_1.4.0-4.deb
> 9326 Feb 2 10:13 python-curses_1.4.0-4.deb
> 412880 Feb 2 10:21 python-dev_1.4.0-4.deb
> 4410408 Feb 2 11:18 python-doc_1.4.0-4.deb
> Presumably you won't need python-doc, which leaves less than 700K of deb.
Note, that the lintian.deb (to be released soon) does not have _any_
dependencies by now (since perl-base is tagged Essential). So the whole
lintian/python discussion is obsolete anyways.
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