[Build-common-hackers] Bug#680309: cdbs: Copyright Check Incorrectly Checks Debian Directory

Scott Kitterman debian at kitterman.com
Wed Jul 4 21:37:54 UTC 2012

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.115
Severity: serious
Justification: Causes FTBFS

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

pop-before-smtp FTBFS during a rebuild test.  See #674400.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

Based on the build logs, it looks like CDBS copyright check is checking
the Debian directory even though it says it doesn't in the same log.  I
updated the copyright hints to match newhings and the package built, but
that only works around the issue.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

With the workaround I could build the package locally, but that seems not
to be the correct solution

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

Since the build log says, "Scanning upstream source for new/changed copyright
notices (except debian subdir!)...", my expectation is that it won't scan
the Debian subdir.

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