[Pkg-crosswire-devel] [Merge] lp:~bdrung/xiphos/lintian-clean into lp:~pkgcrosswire/xiphos/main

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Sat Sep 12 10:36:10 BST 2009

(Me is very confused with To and Cc right now I've been getting double
of every email so far and I'm sorry if you are going to get a double
of this email as well)

2009/9/12 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:
> Benjamin Drung wrote:
>> I get following report from lintian -iIE --pedantic (version 2.2.14,
>> build on jaunty):
>> P: xiphos: copyright-refers-to-symlink-license usr/share/common-licenses/GFDL
>> W: xiphos: binary-or-shlib-defines-rpath ./usr/bin/xiphos /usr/lib
>> W: xiphos: binary-or-shlib-defines-rpath ./usr/bin/xiphos /lib
>> P: xiphos-data: copyright-refers-to-symlink-license usr/share/common-licenses/GFDL
>> P: gnomesword: copyright-refers-to-symlink-license usr/share/common-licenses/GFDL
>> My changes are not huge. The problem is the 2.3 MiB big auto-generated
>> patch. Attached the diff with this patch trimmed down. Then the changes
>> are only 60 lines long.

The debian/copyright can certainly go it =) I'll merge as soon as i'll
be back on my main ubuntu box.

As for autoreconf, not so sure about chrpath either. Because I have
longer term solution

> Then, longer term, we can (hopefully) persuade "upstream" to put newer
> autoconf-generated files in their release tarballs.

I am one of the "upstreams" now, well I have commit access anyway. So
far I've update configure.ac, all makefiles.am and so far already
dropped image-magick dependency. And after I will convince the lead
developer not to use Fedora 7 to generate tarballs this issue will be
gone. So next upstream release hopefully will be generated with modern
autotools and this issue will be gone fingers-crossed.

> Do you know if it is common to have such large patches just to overcome
> lintian warnings like this?

As far as I know if you modify configure.ac, makefile.am and etc you
should run all autofoo and use it as a patch cause then you will have
the same configure + Makefile.in's on all architectures. There is high
chance that each architecture and each release has different autotools
and by applying patch is the only option to make reproducible builds.

> Jonathan
> --
> https://code.launchpad.net/~bdrung/xiphos/lintian-clean/+merge/11535
> You are requested to review the proposed merge of lp:~bdrung/xiphos/lintian-clean into lp:~pkgcrosswire/xiphos/main.

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич
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