Testing LSB-compliance with Lintian

Tim Dijkstra newsuser at famdijkstra.org
Sat Aug 19 07:51:49 UTC 2006

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 23:45:12 +0200
Petter Reinholdtsen <pere at hungry.com> wrote:

> [Tim Dijkstra]
> > Policy nowhere mandates LSB-compliance for init scripts or packages
> > as a whole. AFAIK it only talks about being an LSB host system. All
> > tests should be warnings IMHO.
> So, yes, you are right that none of the checks discover policy
> violations, but they do make it easier to create a correct boot system
> for Debian, and thus should be visible for as many as possible. :)

Hmm, well I'm not a lintian maintainer, so I'll let them judge the
Are you also trying to push this into policy? If you think it is that
important, than it should be mentioned there, shouldn't it?

grts TIm
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