[Pkg-rust-maintainers] rust-lazy-static-1_1.0.1-1_amd64.changes REJECTED

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Sat Jun 9 08:39:04 BST 2018

On 06/09/2018 07:31 AM, Josh Triplett wrote:> On Sat, Jun 09, 2018 at 04:52:00AM +0000, Ximin Luo wrote:
>> Hey guys, can we please do something about this auto-rejection?
>> All tarballs uploaded to crates.io contain Cargo.toml with a 0 UNIX timestamp. We could repack it but it would mean pointlessly holding a different tarball from what upstream uses just for the sake of this timestamp.
> [...]
>>> librust-lazy-static-1-dev: lintian output: 'package-contains-ancient-file usr/share/cargo/registry/lazy_static-1.0.1/Cargo.toml 1970-01-01', automatically rejected package.
> Rather than changing the auto-reject, we should fix Lintian to make an
> exception for this file.  The attached patch to lintian should fix that.

I don't like such exceptions and it's one of these workarounds people carry
along for years and then forget until they cause weird side-effects.

Is there a particular reason why the crates contain files with an invalid


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