some questions lintian overrides and shlibdeps
i am playing around with one of the orphaned packages (check) and i want
to build a new package of it. so far everything went fine, but there are
two things that i don't understand:
- dpkg-shlibdeps and therefore dh_shlibdeps fail because dpkg-shlibdeps
doesn't recognize the filetype of the library. in my case it is a
static library. so: has anyone ever used shlibdeps with a static
- the upstream source contains a debian/files file, which is a bit bad.
i want to convince upstream to fix this in the next release, and until
then remove it in the "clean" target of debian/rules. this works, but
i still have to convince lintian that it is ok, so i wanted to use the
"override" file, but i can't get it to work. it seems that all
overrides on the binary package work, but not on the source package.
has anyone ever done a lintian override for a check on the source
package (e.g. debian-files-list-in-source)?