[Pkg-octave-devel] octave package almost Lintian-clean

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at laboissiere.net
Fri Jan 22 07:24:40 UTC 2016

The octave package, version 4.0.1~rc2-1 now in experimental, is almost 
Lintian-clean [1], thanks to heavy overriding.  There are still three 
warnings left:

    I: spelling-error-in-binary usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/octave/4.0.1-rc2/oct/i586-pc-linux-gnu/__magick_read__.oct unknow unknown

I reported this problem [2] and it has been fixed upstream [3]. However, 
the fix was not included into the 4.0.1-rc2 tarball.

    X: binary-file-built-without-LFS-support usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/octave/4.0.1-rc2/liboctgui.so.1.0.0
    X: shlib-calls-exit usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/octave/4.0.1-rc2/liboctgui.so.1.0.0

These are upstream problems as well and I guess that we can do very 
little about them.  Besides that, these Lintian tags are tagged 
experimental ("X").  Should we report these issues upstream or simply 
override the Lintian warnings?


 [1] https://lintian.debian.org/full/pkg-octave-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org.html#octave
 [2] http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?46776
 [3] http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/e8f2e134ee57

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