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Re: RFS: sitebar (updated package)

On Saturday 29 July 2006 21:41, James Westby wrote:
> 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
> B-D-I.
> 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.

Seems like -mentors is running old version of lintian, since this has been 
dealt with, see: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=321135

Wishlist to -mentors web interface: please print the version of lintian you 
are currently running. Why not use linda also, since there are cases when a 
flaw is being caught by just one linter, no both.

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fingerprint 1AE7 7C66 0A26 5BFF DF22 5D55 1C57 0C89 0E4B D0AB 

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