[Debian-olpc-devel] lintian warning: sugar-irc-activity

Ankur Khurana ankur at seeta.in
Wed Jul 28 11:48:49 UTC 2010

thanks and it seemed that i indeed used a bigger measure than required :).
now i removed that rule from install and what i did was to remove the
execute bits from the the affected files in the package prior to building of
package.The lintian warning is not there and i have tested the package , it
seems to be working fine. I haven't reported the issue to upstream as i was
not sure of my stand . Will report the issue today.

following is the link to rules file in git repo :

(but i have removed the previous change i mentioned)

Also please tell whether i have done the same thing you wanted to convey or
else please mention so that i can rectify.will be happy to learn from
mistakes :).


On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 5:23 AM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 11:09:32PM +0530, Ankur Khurana wrote:
> > well i tried the method of removing executing bits and it worked.
> > well after some guidance from Luke , i added the following under install
> rule
> > in debian/rules,
> >
> > find
> debian/sugar-irc-activity/usr/share/sugar/activities/IRC.activity/purk/
> > scripts/ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod a-x
> Yes, that would do it.  Large hammer for small nail.  However you could
> also restrict your chmod to only the affected files, and do it to the
> files prior to install.  Remind me where your debian/rules file is
> stored (git somewhere, if I recall correctly), and I can have a look.
> Also, have you reported it upstream and have they acknowledged?
> > it did removed warning , but in anycase it seems that this was not to
> > be used , please tell me.
> I'm unsure of your meaning.  I don't know if these files need to be +x,
> but my meagre research suggests not.  You should do functional test on
> the package to make sure you can connect to an IRC server and have a
> conversation.
> --
> James Cameron
> http://quozl.linux.org.au/
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