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Re: Bug#879619: Autopkgtest for ncbi-tools6

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 10:14:56PM +0200, Liubov Chuprikova wrote:
> > W: ncbi-tools6 source: missing-field-in-dep5-copyright copyright
> > (paragraph at line 30)
> > W: ncbi-tools6 source: missing-field-in-dep5-copyright license (paragraph
> > at line 35)
> > W: ncbi-tools6 source: missing-field-in-dep5-copyright copyright
> > (paragraph at line 35)
> >
> > (It also issues a few unrelated complaints, which I'll be happy to
> > address myself.)
> >
> I cannot reproduce the same lintian output on my computer.

You should always install lintian from unstable.  To do so create two

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/01-unstable.list 
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian unstable main

$ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/01-lintian.pref
Package: lintian
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 601

Package: debian-policy
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 601

Try first

$ apt-cache policy lintian

which should show

   Candidate: 2.5.88

and to make sure that your general preferences are set correctly

$ apt-cache policy dpkg

This should *not* have a candidate from unstable.  Otherwise add

$ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/01-unstable.pref 
Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 50

to make sure you will not upgrade your whole system to unstable which is
probably not what you want.  Than do

   sudo apt-get install lintian debian-policy

(This also pulls debian-policy from unstable which is also what you

> I tried it like
> this:
>             lintian -i -I --show-overrides ncbi-tools6_6.1.20170106-3_amd64.changes
> I mistakenly decided that if NCBI copyright had already mentioned I could
> skip it
> for test data files as they were also taken from NCBI, except one...
>             trnascan-se_sample.output
> I generated that file by running *trnascan-se* (another Debian Med
> package), so I have no
> idea what the license and copyright should be written for it. Could you
> help me with this
> problem?

I admit I'm unsure myself.  Either it inherits the copyright of the
original data file (which should be mentioned in trnascan-se) or you
become the copyright owner.  Besides this I doubt that data are
copyright-able at all.  So I would not see any problem to use

  Copyright: Liubov Chuprikova
  License: public_domain

Kind regards



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