[DRE-maint] Minutes meeting 2007/09/17

Paul van Tilburg paulvt at debian.org
Sat Oct 6 21:47:29 UTC 2007

On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 03:05:40PM +0200, Paul van Tilburg wrote:
> ** Shebang in library files:
> Lintian generates lots of errors for packages which contain library
> files (/usr/lib/ruby/..../....rb) which contain a shebang.  This stems
> from in upstream executable files which could be run from the
> command line to perform inline included unit tests.  The complaint is
> that a file with a shebang is installed non-executable.  Making it
> executable is not an option and removing the shebang using patches for
> every .rb file is a hassle.   
> -> Ask the lintian people what is the proper thing to do.

I did this some time after the meeting.  I talked it over with Russ and
he agreed that since the libs are installed non-executable we don't
intend them to be actual 'wannabe' scripts, but intend them to have
comments, which includes the shebang.  He has changed the check in
lintian (see also #431545). 

This means that all packages that are patching/changing the .rb-files to
remove the shebangs should stop doing this (!), for it is useless.

Kind regards,

PhD Student @ Eindhoven                     | email: paulvt at debian.org
University of Technology, The Netherlands   | JID: paul at luon.net
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