Re: bogus lintian warning
On Fri, 2005-09-30 at 23:34 -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> The lintian warning source-contains-CVS-dir is bogus.
It is not.
> I agree that upstream should not put CVS in their tarballs. But
> sometimes they do.
> When they do, it is a violation of Debian standards to remove it from
> the orig.tar.gz file. So there is no question of doing that.
Where do you read that? May be true, but can't remember any place ATM.
> If you remove the CVS files from your unpacked build directory, that's
> well and good, but dpkg-source refuses to honor this, printing helpful
> messages like
> dpkg-source: warning: ignoring deletion of directory stylesheet/CVS
That's correct. You should remove it from .orig.tar.gz .
> So, it's a bogus warning. It should be removed from lintian.
Changing the .orig.tar.gz is not forbidden. So the lintian warning can
stay IMHO. The same with .svn/ dirs, don't forget them if CVS/ is on