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Post subject: Lintian analysis  PostPosted: 09.11.2011, 22:34



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Hi,

I have analyzed nearly all of aptosids packages with lintian today, because I just wanted to know how it works, so that I could use it for my own packages.
The output looks pretty positive to me, but also displays some mistakes made in packaging and spelling.
I hope that this might be of interest for you aptosid devs out there and others interested in stuff like that.
The lintian report can be found at: http://paste.pocoo.org/show/505410/

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Post subject: RE: Lintian analysis  PostPosted: 09.11.2011, 22:59
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Quiet a few are false positives (x-www-browser in desktop but not in page), others correct like missing manpages - but on the other hand, you don't need them for stuff which basically does nothing and the spelling issues are usually upstream problems. All in all, i prepared for something "more" Wink

As a hint: Run lintian on the *.changes files, not on the *.deb files - this will ensure that the source packages are checked, too, and reduces false positives (as lintian will be able to look at all packages belonging together at the same time).

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Post subject: RE: Lintian analysis  PostPosted: 10.11.2011, 10:36



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"As a hint: Run lintian on the *.changes files, not on the *.deb files - this will ensure that the source packages are checked, too, and reduces false positives (as lintian will be able to look at all packages belonging together at the same time)."

Ah, thanks for the hint!

' i prepared for something "more" '

A criteria for good developed packages Wink

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