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Re: lintian probs: need 'COPYING', and script with #!<not-abs-path>

>> Can anybody advise on what the correct way to fix these problems are?
> You're searching for lintian overrides. See the lintian manual,
> section 2.4 (http://lintian.debian.org/manual/ch2.html#s2.4)

Excellent, thanks! 

It took me a while to work out that it is the not only the test name,
but also the trailing garbage, produced by lintian that has to be
put in the file, which is not what one (if one does not already
know) infers from the examples shown in the manual at the URL you
mentioned. (That seems to suggest it is only the test name, not also
the rest of the line.)

Looking in myhost:/usr/share/lintian/overrides proved that other
people were also confused by this; some have the 'W:' or 'E:'
tag in them, some don't.

I was going to submit a wishlist bug that the examples could be
improved to show a fuller example, but the manual isn't in a package,
unlike new maintainer's guide. Maybe I'll email lintian maintainer
asking for a fix and a package :-)

Thanks again ...


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