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Re: lintian support in dinstall

On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 04:21:43PM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> On Oct 07, Raul Miller <raul@usatoday.com> wrote:
> > Can you provide an example of a case where a package should be installed
> > despite a lintian error?
> $ lintian powstatd_1.3-1_i386.deb 
> E: powstatd: unregistered-script-in-etc-init.d /etc/init.d/powerfail
> E: powstatd: unregistered-script-in-etc-init.d /etc/init.d/ups-monitor

How about this impressive collection:

  W: sattrack: FSSTND-dir-in-usr usr/doc/
  W: sattrack: FSSTND-dir-in-usr usr/man/
  E: sattrack: bad-link-to-undocumented-manpage usr/man/man1/sattrack.1.gz
  E: sattrack: bad-link-to-undocumented-manpage usr/man/man8/maketlex.8.gz
  W: sattrack: csh-considered-harmful usr/doc/sattrack/examples/getsts
  W: sattrack: csh-considered-harmful usr/doc/sattrack/examples/gettle
  W: sattrack: csh-considered-harmful usr/doc/sattrack/examples/passes
  W: sattrack: csh-considered-harmful usr/doc/sattrack/examples/passesx
  E: sattrack: csh-script-but-no-c-shell-dep usr/doc/sattrack/examples/getsts
  E: sattrack: csh-script-but-no-c-shell-dep usr/doc/sattrack/examples/gettle
  E: sattrack: csh-script-but-no-c-shell-dep usr/doc/sattrack/examples/passes
  E: sattrack: csh-script-but-no-c-shell-dep usr/doc/sattrack/examples/passesx
  E: sattrack: postinst-does-not-set-usr-doc-link
  E: sattrack: prerm-does-not-remove-usr-doc-link
  W: sattrack: script-not-executable usr/doc/sattrack/examples/get-amsat-tle

Six of these are FHS issues. Eight of them are related to policy's
stupid "csh is harmful" idea; another complains that a script
in /usr/doc/package/examples is not executable. I consider only the
FHS errors to be valid.

I think lintian should ignore files in doc/../examples.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB. CCs of replies on mailing lists are welcome.

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