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Bug#622396: marked as done (wrong and harmful needless-dependency-on-jre)

Your message dated Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:02:10 +0000
with message-id <E1QCsaI-0005gW-OH@franck.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#622396: fixed in lintian 2.5.0~rc3
has caused the Debian Bug report #622396,
regarding wrong and harmful needless-dependency-on-jre
to be marked as done.

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Package: lintian
Version: 2.4.3
Severity: important


apparently the new lintian added new wrong tags. E.g.:

W: libreoffice-gcj: needless-dependency-on-jre
N:    The package appear to be a Java library and depending on one or more
N:    JRE/JDK packages. As of 05 Apr 2010, the Java Policy no longer mandates
N:    that Java libraries depend on Java Runtimes.
N:    If the library package ships executables along with the library, then
N:    please consider making this an application package or move the binaries
N:    to a (new) application package.
N:    If there is otherwise a valid reason for this dependency, please
N:    override the tag.
N:    Refer to
N:    http://packages.qa.debian.org/j/java-common/news/20100405T221415Z.html
N:    and http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=227587 for details.
N:    Severity: normal, Certainty: possible
W: libreoffice-gcj: needless-dependency-on-jre
W: libreoffice-gcj: needless-dependency-on-jre
W: libreoffice-gcj: needless-dependency-on-jre
W: libreoffice-gcj: needless-dependency-on-jre
W: libreoffice-gcj: needless-dependency-on-jre


A package which sole purpose is to provide jars compiled to jar.sos for use with gcj
shouldn't depen on gcj? So that installing it would be a no-op and "thus rendering this
package useless". Actually I'd argue that a -gcj package not depending on gcj-jre (or
whatever else similar) is RC-buggy (serious). Therefore the severity, I consider this
warning harmful, as it surely will cause people to get rid of the dependency.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lintian depends on:
ii  binutils               2.20.1-16         The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  diffstat               1.53-1            produces graph of changes introduc
ii  dpkg-dev              Debian package development tools
ii  file                   5.04-5            Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gettext              GNU Internationalization utilities
ii  intltool-debian        0.35.0+20060710.1 Help i18n of RFC822 compliant conf
ii  libapt-pkg-perl        0.1.24+b1         Perl interface to libapt-pkg
ii  libclass-accessor-perl 0.34-1            Perl module that automatically gen
ii  libipc-run-perl        0.89-1            Perl module for running processes
ii  libparse-debianchangel 1.1.1-2.1         parse Debian changelogs and output
ii  libtimedate-perl       1.2000-1          collection of modules to manipulat
ii  liburi-perl            1.54-2            module to manipulate and access UR
ii  locales                2.11.2-10         Embedded GNU C Library: National L
ii  man-db                 2.5.7-8           on-line manual pager
ii  perl [libdigest-sha-pe 5.10.1-17         Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 

lintian recommends no packages.

Versions of packages lintian suggests:
pn  binutils-multiarch            <none>     (no description available)
pn  libtext-template-perl         <none>     (no description available)
ii  man-db                        2.5.7-8    on-line manual pager

-- no debconf information


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Source: lintian
Source-Version: 2.5.0~rc3

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
lintian, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/l/lintian/lintian_2.5.0~rc3.dsc
  to main/l/lintian/lintian_2.5.0~rc3.tar.gz
  to main/l/lintian/lintian_2.5.0~rc3_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 622396@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net> (supplier of updated lintian package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:29:45 +0200
Source: lintian
Binary: lintian
Architecture: source all
Version: 2.5.0~rc3
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Lintian Maintainers <lintian-maint@debian.org>
Changed-By: Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>
 lintian    - Debian package checker
Closes: 120323 316283 513663 575447 587925 614879 618587 619075 620120 620829 621658 621667 621681 622124 622396 622974 623031
 lintian (2.5.0~rc3) unstable; urgency=low
   * Summary of tag changes:
     + Added:
       - dir-or-file-in-run
       - intra-source-package-circular-dependency
       - package-contains-broken-symlink
       - classpath-contains-relative-path
       - jar-not-in-usr-share
       - executable-jar-without-main-class
       - missing-dep-on-jarwrapper
       - missing-classpath
       - javalib-but-no-public-jars
       - missing-manifest
       - codeless-jar
       - missing-pre-dependency-on-multiarch-support
   * checks/*.desc:
     + [NT] Updated the Needs-Info field to include the new
       collections where needed.
   * checks/binaries:
     + [NT] Accepted patch from Loïc Minier to support the armhf
       architecture.  (Closes: #618587)
     + [NT] Drop wrong checks for multiarch directories.  Multiarch
       directories are only allowed in packages of the given architecture.
       Thanks to Steve R. Langasek for the patch.
   * checks/circular-deps{,.desc}:
     + [NT] Added to check for circular dependencies between
       binaries from the same source.  It requires all binaries
       packages to be present as well as the source package to be
       effective.  Thanks to Bill Allombert for the suggestion.
       (Closes: #316283)
   * checks/debhelper:
     + [NT] Use new alt-dh_commands data file to fetch alternative
       dependencies for dh_commands, which are sometimes provided
       indirectly by meta or API packages.
   * checks/fields:
     + [NT] Do not emit needless-dependency-on-jre for libX-gcj
       packages and only emit the tag at most once per package.
       Thanks to Rene Engelhard for the report.
       (Closes: #622396)
   * checks/files{,.desc}:
     + [NT] Added dir-or-file-in-run tag.  (Closes: #623031)
     + [NT] New tag missing-pre-dependency-on-multiarch-support,
       Severity: serious, to warn when a package installs libraries to the
       multiarch directory without taking care of upgrades.  Thanks to
       Steve R. Langasek for the patch.
   * checks/java{,.desc}:
     + [NT] Added file based on patches submitted by Vicent Fourmond.
       This new file checks for jar files in weird locations.
       (Closes: #620829, #575447)
   * checks/manpages:
     + [NT] Fixed false-positive binary-without-manpage when the
       manpage is in a direct dependency of the package and the
       package is checked together with its dependency.
       (Closes: #120323)
   * checks/scripts:
     + [NT] Fixed false positive missing-dep-for-interpreter, if
       the interpreter was dash, since dash is now essential.
       (Closes: #620120)
   * checks/symlinks{,.desc}:
     + [NT] New file that checks for broken symlinks.  A symlink
       is considered broken if it does not exist in the package
       itself or in its direct dependecies.  Since only absolute
       symlinks are checked at the moment, this only partly
       fixes #217023.
   * collection/*.desc:
     + [NT] Updated the Needs-Info field to include the new
       collections where needed.
   * collection/{bin-pkg-control,fields,index}{,.desc}:
     + [NT] Added to replace various unpack scripts.
   * collection/java-info{,.desc}:
     + [NT] Accepted patch from Vincent Fourmond to implement
       Java related data collection.
   * data/binaries/multiarch:
     + [NT] Removed by patch from Steve R. Langasek.
   * data/debhelper/alt-dh_commands:
     + [NT] New file; contains alternative dependencies for
       dh_python2 and dh_python3.  (Closes: #614879)
   * data/fields/architectures:
     + [NT] Updated to include armhf.
   * data/files/triplets:
     + [NT] Updated to include armhf triplet.
     + [NT] Refresh with the final approved multiarch paths by patch
       from Steve R. Langasek.
   * data/output/manual-references:
     + [NT] Accepted patch from Vincent Fourmond to add the links
       to the Java Policy.
   * data/spelling/corrections:
     + [NT] Added a lot of spelling mistakes with corrections.
       Kudos to Kevin Ryde for these.  (Closes: #619075)
   * data/spelling/corrections-multiword:
     + [NT] Removed "helps to" as a spelling mistake.  Thanks to
       Nicholas Bamber for the report.  (Closes: #622124)
   * data/standards-version/release-dates:
     + [NT] Added 3.9.2 as the newest Standards-Version.  Thanks to
       Sven Joachim for the report.  (Closes: #621667)
   * debian/control:
     + [NT] Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
     + [NT] Updated Build-Depends for debiandoc -> docbook change of
       the manual.
     + [NT] Added missing Build-Depends on libhtml-parser-perl.  Also
       added it to suggests, since it is used for XML output.
   * debian/{docs,rules}:
     + [NT] Updated to use/install docbook instead of debiandoc.
   * doc/lintianrc.example:
     + [NT] Removed reference to LINTIAN_UNPACK_LEVEL.
   * doc/lintian.sgml:
     + [RG] Removed file - replaced by doc/lintian.xml.
   * doc/lintian.xml:
     + [RG] Added to migrate away from debiandoc.  (Closes: #587925)
   * frontend/lintian:
     + [NT] Removed the deprecated --unpack-level argument.  Only
       two unpack levels were available and they were equal to
       the --remove and --unpack options.
     + [NT] Stopped accepting the environment/config variables
       redundant as explained above and the latter was deprecated
       in favor of LINTIAN_AREA.
     + [NT] Refactored the frontend to group packages together based
       on their source package.  This allows for cross-package checks.
       (Closes: #513663)
   * lib/{Lab/Package,Lintian/Processable*}.pm:
     + [NT] Added files to assist in package grouping.
   * lib/Lintian/Command/Simple.pm:
     + [NT] Added support for chanding directory before running the
   * lib/Lintian/Collect.pm,lib/Lintian/Collect/*.pm:
     + [NT] Removed assumption that all the information handled by
       these are available in the current directory.
   *  lib/Lintian/Schedule.pm:
     + [NT] Removed file, replaced by Lintian::ProcessablePool.
   * private/refresh-archs:
     + [SRL] update to output directory mappings based on DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH
       instead of DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE.
   * private/runtests:
     + [NT] Added support for dumping build logs if a test fails.
       (Closes: #621658)
     + [NT] Disabled pkgbinarymangler during tests.  (Closes: #621681)
   * t/tests/binaries-from-other-arch:
     + [NT] Accepted patch from Benjamin Drung to accept i686-linux-gnu
       as a valid triplet.  This fixes test failure in Ubuntu.
       (Closes: #622974)
   * unpack/unpack-{binpkg,changes}-l1:
     + [NT] Removed unpack scripts for binpkg and changes as these have
       been replaced by collections.
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