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Re: Mass bug filing: non-UTF8 debian/{control.changelog}

On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 07:10:20PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> writes:
> > The package "perl" doesn't ship its own copy of changelog.Debian, but
> > instead relies on it's dependency, perl-base.  Yet, it does ship other
> > stuff in /usr/share/doc/perl/, including the upstream changelog.
> Oh, so lintian gets confused and thinks that the upstream changelog is the
> Debian changelog since it's the only file that it can find in that
> directory that's named like a changelog file, and therefore issues both:
> E: perl binary: debian-changelog-file-missing-or-wrong-name 
> E: perl binary: debian-changelog-file-uses-obsolete-national-encoding at line 331
> because what it's actually analyzing in the latter is
> /usr/share/doc/perl/changelog.gz.
> Yeah, that's pathological enough that I don't see any easy fix for it in
> lintian without special-casing the perl package or not doing encoding
> checks on misnamed changelog files.  The latter is arguable, but the perl
> package is the only package in Debian with this problem.

Shouldn't the perl package have a symlink to the changelog ?


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