Re: announcement: lintian 0.2 package released
On Sun, 15 Feb 1998, Hakan Ardo wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 1998 at 11:28:52AM +0100, Christian Schwarz wrote:
> > Note, that the picon-* packages have nearly 28000 bugs out of the 32000
> > reported ones :-) But since these are all md5sum errors, they could be
> > fixed within a second I guess.
> Ooops... I (the maintainer of the picon-* packages) was not aware of this. I
> know there are some problems with the picon-usenix package as the original
> sources tar ball was renamed from picon-usenix_95.04.13 to
> picon-usenix_1995.04.13. But that should not generat 28000 bugs, eh?
> Where can I find all those bugs? Chiark reports only one on picon-usenix...
Note, that these are not really 28000 bugs, but that many lintian
(The problem with picon-usenix is that it installs an empty md5sums file.
Provided md5sums is not required by policy, but if lintian detects such a
control file it checks its contents and complains about any missing
files... To fix this, either remove that control file or fill it--I don't
think that it's worth to have md5sums of the picon-* packages, since the
md5sums file will require a lot of disk space!)
BTW, there is an updated lintian package (version 0.2.1) sitting in
Incoming/ . I'd suggest you (and all other maintainers as well) install
this package and check all their new uploads with it before actually
In case you discover any wrong lintian warnings/errors please contact me.
I have an `overrides' file to suppress specific warnings/errors for a
-- Christian Schwarz
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