[pkg-golang-devel] Bug#822751: Bug#822751: Lintian fixes for golang 1.6

Potter, Tim (HPE Linux Support) timothy.potter at hpe.com
Thu Apr 28 03:28:15 UTC 2016

On 27 Apr 2016, at 4:49 PM, Tianon Gravi <tianon at debian.org> wrote:
> On 26 April 2016 at 22:50, Potter, Tim (HPE Linux Support)
> <timothy.potter at hpe.com> wrote:
>> Hi there.  Here is a patch to remove various Lintian errors that have popped up when
>> building Golang 1.6.1 under Jessie.  I'm not sure whether these warnings are new,
>> for Go 1.6 or whether they are due to a Lintian upgrade.
> Any particular reason to add these as explicit overrides other than to
> quiet lintian?  They are legitimate issues, and they aren't "FTP
> Master Rejects" issues (lintian --ftp-master-rejects), so I personally
> prefer to leave them listed as a reminder that they ought to be
> properly resolved at some point (and then they show up appropriately
> in https://lintian.debian.org/).

I guess it depends on your definition of issue.  (-:  My philosophy is fix the issue or
override errors with lintian.  Seeing a lintian error to me indicates that there is some
work that needs doing.

In the case here the binary files are required to run various tests so I think repackaging
the source to remove them is not the right answer.  Unless we remove the individual
data files that aren't required for Debian builds.  That sounds like too much fiddly work
for not a lot of gain to me.


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