Re: List of packages which should probably be Architecture: all
Hubert Chathi <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Maybe you want to make this into a lintian test?
The reason not to do a general lintian test is exactly...
> This package only contains data files (makefile snippets, shell scripts,
> etc.), but the contents of the data files vary depending on what
> architecture it was built on, since it needs to control building for the
> right environment.
...that. It's very hard for lintian to rule out false positives here.
Other examples include header files with architecture-specific defines or
lintian does already have a few checks in this area for specific types of
packages. Another check that would generally be valid would be to flag
any package that only installs files in /usr/share but is arch: any.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>