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Bug#538716: lintian: special cases for files from GNU libc

Package: lintian
Version: 2.2.12
Severity: wishlist

The libc6 package ships a lintian override file, as the libc binaries to
not behave the same as the other "normal" packages. With multiarch
coming, it would be nice to at least do not have an architecture
specific override file. For that lintian could at lest implement special
casing for the following overrides:

| # ld.so must be executable, otherwise the system will not work
| libc6: shlib-with-executable-bit lib/ld-2.10.1.so 0755

| # It is normal that the ELF dynamic linker does not need any other library
| libc6: shared-lib-without-dependency-information ./lib/ld-2.10.1.so

Note that the dynamic linker can be in /lib, /lib32 or /lib64, and is
always have the name ld-${version}.so.

It would be nice if it is also possible to get rid of those overrides,
though they are not related to the multiarch case:

| # ldconfig must be executable even when the libc is not configured, and
| # thus must be linked statically
| libc6: statically-linked-binary ./sbin/ldconfig

| # pt_chown must be setuid root, otherwise non-root users won't be able
| # to login
| libc6: setuid-binary usr/lib/pt_chown 4755 root/root

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages lintian depends on:
ii  binutils               2.19.1-1          The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  diffstat               1.46-1            produces graph of changes introduc
ii  dpkg-dev               Debian package development tools
ii  file                   4.26-2            Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gettext                0.17-6            GNU Internationalization utilities
ii  intltool-debian        0.35.0+20060710.1 Help i18n of RFC822 compliant conf
ii  libapt-pkg-perl        0.1.22+b1         Perl interface to libapt-pkg
ii  libipc-run-perl        0.82-1            Perl module for running processes
ii  libparse-debianchangel 1.1.1-2           parse Debian changelogs and output
ii  libtimedate-perl       1.1600-9          Time and date functions for Perl
ii  liburi-perl            1.37+dfsg-1       Manipulates and accesses URI strin
ii  man-db                 2.5.2-4           on-line manual pager
ii  perl [libdigest-sha-pe 5.10.0-19         Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 

lintian recommends no packages.

Versions of packages lintian suggests:
pn  binutils-multiarch            <none>     (no description available)
ii  libtext-template-perl         1.44-1.2   Text::Template perl module
ii  man-db                        2.5.2-4    on-line manual pager

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