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Re: Debian shishi package bug

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: Debian shishi package bug
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 20:37:47 -0700
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Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:

> I forgot to run linda/lintian on the new package... it was lintian
> clean, but linda complains:

> latte:/var/cache/pbuilder/result# lintian -i shishi_0.0.23-2_i386.changes
> warning: lintian's authors do not recommend running it with root privileges!
> latte:/var/cache/pbuilder/result# linda -i shishi_0.0.23-2_i386.changes
> Linda: Running as root, dropping to nobody.
> W: shishi-doc; File shishi.devhelp not symlinked to from devhelp dirs
>  The file shown above exists outside of /usr/share/gtk-doc/html or
>  /usr/share/devhelp/books, and does not symlink back into either of
>  those two directories

> I don't understand this one, shishi.devhelp _is_ below
> /usr/share/gtk-doc/html:

> latte:/var/cache/pbuilder/result# dpkg -c shishi-doc_0.0.23-2_all.deb |grep 
> devhelp
> -rw-r--r-- root/root     70676 2006-04-19 12:17:03 
> ./usr/share/gtk-doc/html/shishi/shishi.devhelp
> -rw-r--r-- root/root     81355 2006-04-19 12:17:03 
> ./usr/share/gtk-doc/html/shishi/shishi.devhelp2
> latte:/var/cache/pbuilder/result#

> Devhelp appear to find the files correctly.

> Is this a linda bug?

Yeah, I think so.  I don't know a lot about linda, but it sure sounds like

> W: shishi; A binary links against a library it does not use symbols from
>  This package contains a binary that links against a library that is
>  not in the Depends line. This may also be a bug in the library which
>  does not have a shlibs file.

> I don't understand this one.

Ignore it.  It's broken as designed and apparently will be removed in a
future version of linda.

> W: shishi-dbg; There is no Depends: line in the control file.
>  The package has no Depends: line in the control file. This is not
>  allowed by Policy if the package in question contains binary objects.
>  Perhaps try calling dpkg-shlibdeps or dh_shlibdeps in the package
>  rules file.

> And this was a linda bug I can ignore, right?


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