[Python-modules-team] Bug#663256: Bug#663256: ipython: Binary package contains GIT files

Julian Taylor jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 10 00:14:44 UTC 2012

On 03/09/2012 09:53 PM, Carlos Izquierdo wrote:
> Package: ipython
> Version: 0.12-1
> Severity: wishlist
> The following files can be found in current ipython's binary package but shouldn't probably be there:
> /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/IPython/.git_commit_info.ini
> /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/IPython/.git_commit_info.ini
> Can they be removed? This of course does not affect the package's functionality at all, but it shows for example in security audits (hidden dot files in lib directory)

the file is used for the crash handler to provide information on what
was installed.
In the package context its probably not that useful but I'd still like
to keep it.
It can probably be unhidden.

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