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Bug#505857: lintian: false positive debian-watch-file-should-mangle-version



Hi all,

1.- Short term workaround:
override the warning.

2.- Short term solution:
Extract and apply the dversionmangle regex on the package's version and check if
the Debian-specific bit is still around.

3.- Long term solution:
Turn some portions of uscan into a perl module[1] and use it to extract the
dversionmangle regex.

If there are really so many cases out there where this bug occurs and people is
desperate to have it fixed instead of overriding the warning until a proper fix
is available, am willing to work on 2. Otherwise, I will be working on the pm
part of 3 some time soon, which just like the checkbashisms as pm stuff will
need to be integrated in lintian afterwards.

So?

[1]This is on my ToDo list for DEHS2 anyway.

Cheers,
-- 
Raphael Geissert - Debian Maintainer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net





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