Re: A note on lintian clean packages and mentors.d.n
On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 02:39:10PM -0500, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> On 01/07/07, Christoph Haas <email@example.com> wrote:
> >On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 07:21:51PM +0200, Nico Golde wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> * Christoph Haas <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2007-07-01 19:13]:
> >> > On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 06:11:00PM +0200, Nico Golde wrote:
> >> > > I saw many packages using the template from
> >> > > mentors.debian.net which then always says:
> >> > > "The package is lintian clean."
> >> > >
> >> > > And I saw many packages which are not lintian clean but
> >> > > state otherwise which really sucks. Can you change this
> >> > > string to something like:
> >> [...]
> >> > Sounds a bit complicated. I have changed the text slightly to
> >> > "...appears to be lintian-clean". The lintian version on
> >> > mentors.debian.net is the Etch version. We can install a backport
> >> > though.
> >> That would be very nice.
> >Lintian is now v1.23.31 instead of v1.23.28 (Etch). Hope that helps.
> Is lintian only checking the .deb file or the .dsc file too?
> By the way, what do you think about making linda check the package too?
The .deb file (if it is uploaded at all) is thrown away. Lintian is
doing the checks on the .dsc file.
/me puts linda on the todo list.
Peer review means that you can feel better because someone else
missed the problem, too.