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Bug#697250: RFS: metaphoneptbr/1.12.36-1 [ITP] -- phonetic string for brazilian portuguese

just for curiosity, what parameters you used for lintian?
I'm adapting postgresql module, but I didn't see some of those warnings. I was using 'debuild -S' and '-I -E --pedantic' for lintian. I wonder if you could point me out how to reproduce them.

2013/1/6 Carlos Jordão <carlosjordao@gmail.com>
thank you, it's hard to make a first public package, but I'll review carefully your comments

2013/1/5 Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org>
I don't intend to sponsor this package, but here's my review:

* Carlos Jordão <carlosjordao@gmail.com>, 2013-01-03, 00:06:

Lintian reports multitude of issues. For your covenience, I sorted the emitted tags from most to least severe:

E: metaphoneptbr4pgsql: missing-dependency-on-libc needed by usr/lib/postgresql/9.1/lib/metaphone_ptbr.so
E: php5-metaphoneptbr: missing-dependency-on-libc needed by usr/lib/php5/20100525+lfs/metaphoneptbr.so
E: php5-metaphoneptbr: missing-dependency-on-phpapi
W: metaphoneptbr-utils: missing-depends-line
E: metaphoneptbr-utils: copyright-should-refer-to-common-license-file-for-gpl
E: metaphoneptbr4pgsql: copyright-should-refer-to-common-license-file-for-gpl
E: php5-metaphoneptbr: copyright-should-refer-to-common-license-file-for-gpl
W: metaphoneptbr source: native-package-with-dash-version
W: metaphoneptbr-utils: binary-without-manpage usr/bin/metaphone_ptbr
W: metaphoneptbr-utils: hardening-no-fortify-functions usr/bin/metaphone_ptbr
W: metaphoneptbr-utils: hardening-no-relro usr/bin/metaphone_ptbr
W: metaphoneptbr4pgsql: hardening-no-fortify-functions usr/lib/postgresql/9.1/lib/metaphone_ptbr.so
W: php5-metaphoneptbr: hardening-no-fortify-functions usr/lib/php5/20100525+lfs/metaphoneptbr.so
W: php5-metaphoneptbr: hardening-no-relro usr/lib/php5/20100525+lfs/metaphoneptbr.so
W: php5-metaphoneptbr: executable-not-elf-or-script etc/php5/conf.d/metaphone_ptbr.ini
I: metaphoneptbr-utils: description-possibly-contains-homepage https://sourceforge.net/projects/metaphoneptbr
I: metaphoneptbr-utils: using-first-person-in-description line 7: me
W: metaphoneptbr source: out-of-date-standards-version 3.9.3 (current is 3.9.4)
P: metaphoneptbr source: duplicate-in-relation-field in source build-depends: postgresql-server-dev-all, postgresql-server-dev-all
P: metaphoneptbr-utils: no-homepage-field
P: metaphoneptbr4pgsql: no-homepage-field
P: php5-metaphoneptbr: no-homepage-field

The package descriptions are not phrased properly; please consult Developer's Reference §6.2 for details. You could also ask debian-l10n-english@ for reviewing them.

License text in machine-readable copyright file should be indented by exactly one space. (More that one is not syntactically wrong, but it's likely not what you meant; see Policy §5.6.13 for details.)

The copyright file doesn't seem to be complete. The source contains at least these copyright notices that haven't been included there:
  Copyright 2000, Maurice Aubrey
  Copyright 2003, North Carolina State Highway Patrol

What are configure and configure-stamp in your debian/rules for? They don't seem to do anything useful.

You build(-arch) target don't do anything; you build the code in binary(-arch) instead. While this works, stuff that doesn't require (pseudo-)root privileges really belongs in build(-arch).
          cd php5 ; phpize5 --clean ; cd ..
should be rewritten as:
          cd php5 && phpize5 --clean
(see Policy §4.6; also, you don't need to cd back)

          cd postgresql; make clean ; cd ..
should be rewritten as:
          $(MAKE) -C postgresql

What is python-dev build-dependecy for? You don't seem to build the Python extensions...

What are autoconf and autotools-dev build-dependencies for? As far as I can see, this packages doesn't use autotools...

I'm pretty sure .mynotes and .dput.conf files shouldn't be included in the tarball. :)
The changelog is formatted in a strange way. It's usual to put blank lines after each package "title" and before each "trailer"; see e.g. how coreutils changelog is formatted:

You should not close the RFS bug in the changelog; it's supposed to be closed by your sponsor.

Jakub Wilk

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