RE: lintian complains about unknown control files
On 03-Sep-2000 Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> package i maintain (hping2) now uses debconf to ask a question. in order
> to make it do this, i had to use debian/config and debian/templates files.
> everything works very well, but lintian complains about unknown control
> files referring to debian/config and debian/templates. i obtain these
> complains both on potato and woody, both of them are completely up to
> date to today archives. moreover, hping2 source packages generate only
> a binary package, so for sure i have no messes with control file names.
> i don't see anything wrong, i follow completely the debconf tutorial
> written by joey hess. at least i think.
as joey says, this is a spurious message. Need to get policy fixed.
> btw, now that i think at it, you know debian/config file? yeah, it has
> the first command line parameter that is "configure" or "reconfigure". the
> second is the version of the package and it is present only if debian/config
> happens to be executed by dpkg-reconfigure. is it right to think that if
> $1=="configure" => $2="" and if $1=="reconfigure" =>
> in which case i should care about $1 and/or $2? at the moment i completely
> ignore them, since debconf asks only whether hping2 should be installed as
> suid or not.
I hope you mean you code would like like:
if [ "$1" = "configure" ]; then
the double '==' is a bash-ism not supported by POSIX shell.