[debian-mysql] Bug#663354: mysql-5.5: suggested ways of cleaning up in the lintian sense (first phase)

Nicholas Bamber nicholas at periapt.co.uk
Sat Mar 10 16:11:38 UTC 2012

Source: mysql-5.5
Version: 5.5.20-1
Severity: minor
Tags: patch

I use the following script to check a package more thoroughly for
lintian cleanliness.

lintian --info -I -E --pedantic --color=auto $*

This generates an output approaching six hundred lines.
This bug will indicate some easy steps I have taken to cut that by a third.
This excludes spelling patchs, deep changes to debian/rules, man page fixes,
copyright or translations.

If all my proposals were accepted the changelog might look as follows:

  * Numerous minor changes to improve lintian cleanliness (Closes: #?????)
    * debian/control
    - Cleaning up dependency clauses
    - Improved short description of libmysqld-pic
    - Upped debhelper dependency version to 9
    - Depersonalised long description for mysql-client
    - Clarified dependency on procps
    - Removed references to version 4.1
    - Versioned Breaks clauses for mysql-common
    * debian/patches/* - refreshed and annotated patches
    * debian/rules - Added dh_lintian lines so binary overrides are deployed
    * debian/*.lintian-overrides     - Added comments: either bug
references or place holders
    - Added override for all no-upstream-changelog warnings with URL
      to online changelog

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-1-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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