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Re: lintian & linda

On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 09:45:04 +0200, Emanuele Rocca uttered
> Everybody agrees here, but (AFAIK) this is not the situation we are
> discussing. No 'Better Ideas' in linda.
Speak for yourself. Here are three (off the top of my head) that
spring to mind that lintian can't do, and I feel better serve

1) Proper English descriptions, rather than tags.
steven@broken:~% linda /var/cache/apt/archives/abiword_2.2.7-1_i386.deb     
E: abiword; No manual page for binary AbiWord-2.2.

2) Proper l10n strings for most errors (in German, anyway)
steven@broken:~% LANG=de_DE linda /var/cache/apt/archives/abiword_2.2.7-1_i386.deb 
E: abiword; Keine Handbuchseite für Binary AbiWord-2.2.

3) Different output formats.
steven@broken:~% linda -f long /var/cache/apt/archives/abiword_2.2.7-1_i386.deb
Package: abiword
Type: Error
Description: No manual page for binary AbiWord-2.2.

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