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Re: RFS: sitebar (updated package)

On (29/07/06 14:14), Kevin Coyner wrote:
> Please note that at mentors.debian.net it does throw off a lintian
> warning:
> W: sitebar source: build-depends-without-arch-dep
>     Build-Depends: debhelper (>=5.0), po-debconf

I have this problem with one of my Arch: all packages. Do you use -i to
lintian, it explains it quite well.

For Arch: all packages do not have any binary targets used, and so do
not require arch-dependent stuff, and as such everything can be in

However, B-D-Is are not satisfied if you run the clean target. You
probably use dh_clean in your clean target, and as such need debhelper
in B-D. There is therefore an exception for debhelper in lintian.

Now, in po-debconf(7) it suggests putting debconf-updatepo in the clean
target, which I assume you have done. (If not then the rest of the
discussion doesn't really apply). Now it is used in clean it needs to be
in B-D for the reasons explained above. The problem is that lintian does
not have the exception built in for po-debconf.

Nowm debhleper depends on po-debconf, so you can get away with removing
the explicit depenency, but I think this is wrong.

I think the fix is to patch lintian to catch this situation and ignore it.

If someone will confirm that I am correct I will file a bug against
lintian to do this.


  James Westby

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