Re: lintian & linda (was: Automatic testing of Debian packages)
* [ 08-04-05 - 15:38 ] Nico Golde <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> There is another thing that I don't understand often. Why
> are there linda and lintian?
> In my opinion this makes things difficulter. Both have to
> coordinate themselves and keep their policy rules up to
> The only difference I can see is that they are programmed in
> different programming languages and minor things.
Yep, it seems that the main difference is the programming language .
Peter Makholm asked  to add a note in Linda's description that points
out the difference between the two checkers, but the only reference to
Lintian seems to be 'much like lintian'. :)
The main reason for the existence of Linda seems to be that at the time
the author wrote it, Lintian was unmanintained. 
> In my opinion it is not productive to have two tools for
> internal debian use which provides pretty much the same
Otherwise, if the two tools have got different features, these should be
noted in the respective descriptions.