Re: Bug#204751: dupload should check for ancient time stamps
Thijs Kinkhorst <email@example.com> writes:
>> the original bug is the utimes bug in glibc, which is worked around in
>> python2.3, but there should be some place to check for:
>> - lintian / linda
>> - dupload / dput
>> - ftp.debian.org
> If such a check would be needed, it would be the domain of lintian. I
> think it makes sense that lintian would check at least the things that
> the archive software does, but it's up to the lintian maintainers to
> decide whether to implement this. Reassigning there.
lintian already checks for ancient timestamps.
Info: Your package contains a file that claims to been generated more
than 20 years ago. This is most probably an error. Your package will
be rejected by the Debian archive scripts if it contains a file with
such a timestamp.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>