Scripts installed into PATH should not use their language extensions.

Bug #597407 reported by Andrew Starr-Bochicchio on 2010-06-22
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I'm in the process of putting together an official package for inclusion in Ubuntu Maverick. One issue that I have came across is that the scripts ( and installed into /usr/bin/ contain the .py extension. Unfortunetly, this is a violation of Debian policy.

"When scripts are installed into a directory in the system PATH, the script name should not include an extension such as .sh or .pl that denotes the scripting language currently used to implement it."

Debian Policy Manual section 10.4, Scripts:

While this obviously doesn't effect the functionality of the program, it would be nice if the package was complaint. Please consider merging the attached branch resolving this issue.


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Changed in gm-notify:
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Andrew Starr-Bochicchio (andrewsomething)
assignee: Andrew Starr-Bochicchio (andrewsomething) → nobody
status: In Progress → New

thx Andrew

Changed in gm-notify:
status: New → Fix Committed
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