Re: RFS: spice
* Liang Guo <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2011-07-24, 12:24:
The lintian warning configure-generated-file-in-source is caused by
upstream celt package, it comes with config.log and config.status, to
remove this lintian warning, I need repack spice_0.8.2.orig-celt.tar.gz
which I think it is not nessary.
I override configure-generated-file-in-source lintian warnings, for
spice_0.8.2.orig-celt.tar.gz come with config.log and config.status
and debian/rules will delete them.
- dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/s/spice/spice_0.8.2-1.dsc
You shouldn't need to override these warnings if the clean target
would just seriously delete them (not as make distclean but plain rm
-f). Alternatively you could stuff them into debian/clean. That should
get rid of the warning and thus the need to override.
That's right. This is what lintian-info says:
N: Leaving config.cache/status causes autobuilders problems. config.cache
N: and config.status are produced by GNU autoconf's configure scripts. If
N: they are left in the source package, autobuilders may pick up settings
N: for the wrong architecture.
N: The clean rule in debian/rules should remove this file. This should
N: ideally be done by fixing the upstream build system to do it when you
N: run the appropriate cleaning command (and don't forget to forward the
N: fix to the upstream authors so it doesn't happen in the next release).
N: If that is already implemented, then make sure you are indeed cleaning
N: it in the clean rule. If all else fails, a simple rm -f should work.
N: Note that Lintian cannot reliably detect the removal in the clean
N: rule, so once you fix this, please ignore or override this warning.
However, lintian info is wrong in one aspect: clean target is not the
correct place to remove these files. The purpose of the clean target is
to remove stuff *after* the build, which is of course way to late. The
files should be removed in the build target instead.