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

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Wed Jul 28 14:09:08 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 09:50:34AM -0400, Luke Faraone wrote:

>On 07/27/2010 07:53 PM, James Cameron wrote:
>> 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.
>Git repo: git://git.debian.org/collab-maint/sugar-irc-activity.git
>debian/rules viewable on the web: 
>> 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.
>- From what I can tell, they don't.

James' point, as I read it, is that when Ankur does the packaging, then 
Ankur should verify that the packaging is sane - and an obvious test is 
to try use the package :-)

It is good that you can support the assumed sanity of the packaging.  
The point of actual testing still stand.

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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