[Build-common-hackers] Bug#525204: File excluded using DEB_DH_ALWAYS_EXCLUDE figures in md5sum list

Artur R. Czechowski arturcz at hell.pl
Wed Apr 22 21:34:10 UTC 2009

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.56
Severity: important

I am trying to build pear package for php-versioncontrol-svn. Package
has been created using dh-make-pear. The result is lintian error message

W: php-versioncontrol-svn: extra-license-file usr/share/doc/php-versioncontrol-svn/docs/LICENSE

I decided to remove the file using following line in debian/rules:

After building package lintian is unhappy because:
E: php-versioncontrol-svn: md5sums-lists-nonexisting-file usr/share/doc/php-versioncontrol-svn/docs/LICENSE

If you wish to see the package please look at:


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-1-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages cdbs depends on:
ii  debhelper                     7.2.8      helper programs for debian/rules

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20080123.2 Update infrastructure for config.{

Versions of packages cdbs suggests:
ii  devscripts                    2.10.48    scripts to make the life of a Debi
ii  doc-base                      0.9.1      utilities to manage online documen

-- no debconf information

Documentation is like sex: When it is good, it is very, very, good.
And when it is bad, it is better than nothing.
                                                  /Dick Brandon/

More information about the Build-common-hackers mailing list