Bug#649514: nvidia-cg-toolkit: should this package be orphaned?

Miguel A. Colón Vélez debian.micove at gmail.com
Thu May 24 19:54:35 UTC 2012


>We could use Breaks/Replaces: nvidia-cg-toolkit (<< ${source:Version})
>That should cover also some future versions from unclear sources.
>In the worst case we could add an epoch and Breaks: n-c-t (<< 1:0) and
>leave the non-epoch versions to Nvidia and friends.

The nvidia-cg-toolkit (<< ${source:Version}) option sounds good.

Also libcggl should have a break/replace libcg (<< 3.1.0013-1) or  the
more generic  (<< ${source:Version}) due to ubuntu precise/quantal.

I want to make a few other trivial changes but I will wait until it
gets merged into git.d.o.

>> $ lintian -I nvidia-cg-toolkit_3.1.0013-1_amd64.changes
>> I: libcggl: unused-override dev-pkg-without-shlib-symlink
>> I: libcg: unused-override dev-pkg-without-shlib-symlink
>> N: 11 tags overridden (2 warnings, 9 info)
>I used lintian 2.5.7 from sid ...
>$ lintian -I ../nvidia-cg-toolkit_3.1.0013-1_amd64.changes
>W: nvidia-cg-toolkit: hardening-no-stackprotector usr/bin/cginfo
>N: 22 tags overridden (13 warnings, 9 info)
>and I have no experience with hardening and the new tags ... so I left
>that one

It's probably due to
"http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=650536" in the
recently uploaded lintian. The original packaging applied all
hardening flags except the ones in LDFLAGS (relro). The new packaging
from what I see adds the missing LDFLAGS therefore the remaining
warnings are either the blobs or false positives.


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