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Re: Bug#204751: dupload should check for ancient time stamps

Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs@debian.org> 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.

Tag: package-contains-ancient-file
Type: error
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 (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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