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

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Fri May 29 09:04:58 BST 2009

2009/5/29 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:
> 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).
> http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s-subsections
> 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.
> Jonathan

Which lintian are you using and which flags do you set?

Latest lintian in Jaunty is 2.2.5 while debian has 2.2.10 already. I
always run lintian inside pbuilder chroot to make sure I'm using the
latest lintian from sid.

I also anable informational, pedantic and experimental options.

See log attached - it was on the contrary complaining that debug
symbols should be in debug section..... Policy is out of date????

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич
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