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Bug#515137: lintian: source-contains-prebuilt-binary false positive on files in test suite

Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com> writes:
> Raphael Geissert <atomo64+debian@gmail.com> 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 (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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