[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Section: debug generates lintian warning

Jonathan Marsden jmarsden at fastmail.fm
Fri May 29 08:35:56 BST 2009

I *nearly* have SWORD 1.6.0 ready for Debian upload.  I think!

A few days ago I noticed that we were generating a new lintian warning
about  an invalid section debug.  I traced it to the new -dbg package
stuff Dmitrij has been working on, and I got rid of it by changing the
section back to libdevel.

Now that has been undone in our main branch, and so once more our
packages generate a lintian warning.

Is this a Ubuntu-specific thing, the use of a "debug" section?  I see no
such section in the Debian policy (which is why I removed it earlier).
doesn't seem to have it, and nor does the version installed in Ubuntu

Anyway, it's late and I'm now slightly confused by this... so I can't
submit a SWORD package for Debian unstable tonight.  We need a
lintian-clean (in Debian unstable) package in order to do that.


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