Bug#538929: lintian: Please add mono-complete to packages unsuitable for depends/build-depends
Lintian has a list of packages unsuitable for depends or build-depends,
which includes broad metapackages intended for user/developer
convenience. Right now, only xorg, xorg-dev, x-window-system,
x-window-system-dev, and x-window-system-core appear in that list, and
the lintian errors go by "depends-on-x-metapackage" and
"build-depends-on-x-metapackage". I'd like to propose expanding the
list, and renaming the errors accordingly.
In this case, I saw the following in mono-complete's package
> For packagers: This package is not to be used as dependency for
> packages! You should build-depend on cli-common-dev and the needed
> libraries instead.
To me, that immediately screamed "lintian test". :)
- Josh Triplett