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Re: bogus lintian warning

* Thomas Bushnell BSG (tb@becket.net) wrote:
> The lintian warning source-contains-CVS-dir is bogus.
> 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.

If you want to maintain a package using cvs-buildpackage, you *have*
to remove those files from the orig.tar.gz. 
> 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
> Of course dpkg-source ignores these because the packaging manual says
> that the .diff.gz can't specify deletions.  (Never mind that patch is
> perfectly capable of handling deletions.)
> So, it's a bogus warning.  It should be removed from lintian.

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