Bug#515137: lintian: source-contains-prebuilt-binary false positive on files in test suite
Zack Weinberg <email@example.com> writes:
> Raphael Geissert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> and lintian can't tell whether a file is installed or not.
> Is it not the case that a file found in a souce package is installed if
> and only if it appears in one of the binary packages built from that
> source package? lintian sees both, at least if run on a .changes file.
Lintian sees both only at a very high level. None of the checking code
knows that. In the long run, I think we need to change that, but it's a
fairly basic assumption in Lintian at the moment that source packages and
binary packages are checked entirely independently.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>