[Pkg-phototools-devel] Please check packaging of new package checkit_tiff

Andreas Tille andreas at an3as.eu
Tue Jul 19 19:50:23 UTC 2016

Hi Andreas,

I did a few commits that were easier done than described here.  Please
check the log thoroughly to learn how things should be done.

On Fri, Jul 08, 2016 at 09:52:25PM +0200, Andreas Romeyke wrote:
> > > extra-license-file usr/share/checkit_tiff/LICENSE W: checkit-tiff:
> > 
> > Remove this file and put the information into debian/copyright.
> Ok, fine.

The file remains inside the package.  You need to do something like:

	rm ...
> For me it was a little bit fiddling to find out which debian tool and
> which workflow must be used. I hope, the package is fine now. If anybody
> could recheck the package, that would be nice :)

Besides some spelling issues that could be fixed in a quilt patch the main
remaining issue is:

I: checkit-tiff: arch-dep-package-has-big-usr-share 14907kB 99%
N:    The package has a significant amount of architecture-independent data
N:    (over 4MB, or over 2MB and more than 50% of the package) in /usr/share
N:    but is an architecture-dependent package. This is wasteful of mirror
N:    space and bandwidth since it means distributing multiple copies of this
N:    data, one for each architecture.
N:    If the data in /usr/share is not architecture-independent, this is a
N:    Policy violation that should be fixed by moving the data elsewhere
N:    (usually /usr/lib).
N:    Refer to Debian Developer's Reference section 6.7.5
N:    (Architecture-independent data) for details.
N:    Severity: wishlist, Certainty: certain

You get this when using

$ cat ~/.lintianrc 
## show-overrides=yes

(or manually specify lintian -i -I).  This should be fixed by creating
an additional binary package (for instance checkit-tiff-data or so).

Kind regards



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