RFE: better rpmlint messages

Bug #920671 reported by Jeff Johnson
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Denis Silakov

Bug Description

rpmlint error messages are enabled/disabled through tuples like

While there is a mnemonic association between the error message text and
the tuple that enables/disable, its sometimes hard to understand
the context of the message sufficiently to "know" what to do.

There is some reasonable text here that might help explain what
needs fixing (but may need refreshing for modern rpmlint)

Reported in e-mail here:

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Denis Silakov (dsilakov) wrote :

I guess the second link was supposed to be http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_Rpmlint_issues

Note also that rpmlint has '--explain' option to print some short comments for the tuples.

But I agree that our wiki page should be updated to reflect modern rpmlint checks and to suggest possible solutions.

Denis Silakov (dsilakov)
Changed in rosa:
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Denis Silakov (dsilakov)
milestone: none → 2012-04
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Denis Silakov (dsilakov) wrote :

ROSA wiki now has its own page for rpmlint errors:


Description of most errors/warnings is quite short and I believe that that issues don't need much explanations, but for some of them detailed description is provided.

To be sure, as time goes by, more info can be added to that page.

Changed in rosa:
status: New → Fix Released
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