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Re: changelog.Debian.gz as a symbolic link

Székelyi Szabolcs <cc@mail.3d.hu> writes:

> I'm packaging a simple library building a shared lib and a development
> package as usual. The -dev package depends on the one containing the
> shared library. Policy says that it is permitted in this situation to
> symlink documentation coming with the -dev package to the files
> installed by the shared library package. Is this true in the case of
> changelog.Debian.gz?

> lintian emits a warning (syntax-error-in-debian-changelog line 0 "found
> eof where expected first heading") while linda treats this an error (The
> package contains no changelog.Debian.)

I've cleaned up the handling of changelog files that are symlinks in
lintian for the next release.  It was doing a few weird things that
resulted in unhelpful warnings that didn't talk about the actual problem.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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