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

Sébastien Villemot sebastien at debian.org
Fri Jan 22 13:55:27 UTC 2016

Le vendredi 22 janvier 2016 à 08:24 +0100, Rafael Laboissiere a écrit :
> The octave package, version 4.0.1~rc2-1 now in experimental, is almost 
> Lintian-clean [1], thanks to heavy overriding.

Thanks for lintian-cleaning the package!

>     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?

I do not activate experimental tags in my lintian configuration, so I
wasn't aware of these.

The first issue (LFS support) might be a problem, though I am not sure
(maybe the library is expected to deal only with small enough files).
Maybe discuss it with upstream if you feel inclined to do so.

The second issue (call to exit) is probably not a real problem, since it
happens in a private library.

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