lintian 2.5.62 source package in Ubuntu


lintian (2.5.62) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Summary of tag changes:
    + Added:
      - invalid-potfiles-in

  * checks/
    + [CL] Correct operator precedence in "epoch-change-without-comment"
      to prevent a false positive when an epoch is present but is unchanged
      between versions.
    + [CL] Improve output of epoch-change-without-comment to include the
      actual version change.
  * checks/python.desc:
    + [CL] Also match, for example, "python2.7:any" when checking the
      "dependency-on-python-version-marked-for-end-of-life" tag, not just
      "python2.7".  (Closes: #883053)
    + [CL] Detect an invalid debian/po/ instead of bailing out.
      (Closes: #883653)
  * checks/scripts.desc:
    + [AB] command-with-path-in-maintainer-script: Add more references,
      especially the reason why "if [ -x /usr/bin/<command> ]; …" is
      indeed bad (#769845 and the mail referred to in there). Rewrite
      recommendations, explain what conditions should be given if someone
      intents to override this tag. (Closes: #807695)
  * checks/
    + [CL] Correct false positives in the
      "source-includes-file-in-files-excluded" tag where a Files-Excluded
      of "lib/*" would be triggered for "foolib/filename".
    + [CL] Correct another false positive in the
      "source-includes-file-in-files-excluded" tag where we would warn when
      the maintainer has removed upstream's debian/ directory and then we
      would trigger it on the maintainer's replacement files.
    + [CL] List all files violating source-includes-file-in-files-excluded,
      not just the first one we encounter per "Files-Excluded" entry.
    + [CL] Ignore .pc dirs for source-includes-file-in-files-excluded,

  * data/spelling/corrections:
    + [AB] Remove "publically". It's a seldom, but valid English word
      (c.f. and causes false
      positives in the OpenSSL license.

  * t/scripts/spellintian.t:
    + [AB] Ensure that "publically" is not re-added as spelling correction
      in the future again to avoid hundreds of false positives in the
      OpenSSL license.

 -- Chris Lamb <email address hidden>  Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:28:15 +0000

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lintian: Debian package checker

 Lintian dissects Debian packages and reports bugs and policy
 violations. It contains automated checks for many aspects of Debian
 policy as well as some checks for common errors.
 It uses an archive directory, called laboratory, in which it stores
 information about the packages it examines. It can keep this
 information between multiple invocations in order to avoid repeating
 expensive data-collection operations. This makes it possible to check the
 complete Debian archive for bugs, in a reasonable time.
 This package is useful for all people who want to check Debian
 packages for compliance with Debian policy. Every Debian maintainer
 should check packages with this tool before uploading them to the
 This version of Lintian is calibrated for policy version 4.1.3.