lintian 2.5.6 source package in Ubuntu


lintian (2.5.6) unstable; urgency=low

  * checks/*:
    + [NT] Simplified some bit operations done on file permissions.
  * checks/binaries:
    + [NT] Fix false-negative missing-dependency-on-phpapi when the
      binary included a "SOVERSION" in its name.  Thanks to Ondřej
      Surý for the report.  (Closes: #662936)
  * checks/changelog-file:
    + [NT] Do not emit "no-upstream-changelog" for transitional
      packages.  Thanks to Paul Wise for the report.
      (Closes: #660076)
  * checks/cruft:
    + [NT] Added missing "unless" in the code.  Fixes false
      positive "source-contains-waf-binary".  Thanks to
      Dmitrijs Ledkovs for the report.  (Closes: #661561)
  * checks/debhelper:
    + [NT] Fix FP executable-debhelper-file-without-being-executable
      emitted for directories.  Thanks to Felix Geyer for the report
      and the patch.  (Closes: #663447)
  * checks/files.desc:
    + [NT] Fix a typo in a tag description.  Thanks to Ludovic
      Rousseau for spotting it.  (Closes: #663759)
  * checks/scripts:
    + [NT] Allow fontforge-nox as (alternative) provider for the
      fontforge interpreter.  Thanks to Martin Erik Werner for
      the report.  (Closes: #661363)
    + [NT] Move %interpreters map to a separate data file.
  * checks/source-copyright.desc:
    + [NT] Update references for copyright-format checks.  Thanks
      to Thijs Kinkhorst for the report and the patch.
      (Closes: #661778)
    + [NT] Added trailing slash to copyright-format URLs in tag
      descriptions for consistency with the policy.

  * collection/*:
    + [NT] Removed assumption that "cwd" is the same as the
      directory for the package being examined.
  * collection/java-info:
    + [NT] Added missing "use Util".
  * collection/scripts:
    + [NT] Use "fail" from rather than using an embedded
  * collection/strings:
    + [NT] Use Lintian::Collect to find ELF files.

  * data/scripts/interpreters:
    + [NT] New file.

  * frontend/lintian:
    + [NT] Pass directory of the package to the collections.

  * lib/Lintian/
    + [NT] Fixed false positive "*-address-malformed" if the local
      part of the email was "0".  Thanks to Christopher Vollick for
      the report.  (Closes: #663659)
  * lib/Lintian/Tag/
    + [NT] Fixed issue where "Experimental: no" was handled as a
      "yes" when generating a tag description.
  * lib/
    + [NT] If no locale can be found, just set LC_ALL to en_US.UTF-8.
      This fixes an issue with Lintian in backports when only
      locales-all is installed.  Thanks to Peter Palfrader for the
      report.  (Closes: #663459)

  * private/runtests:
    + [NT] Support using en_US.UTF-8 from locales-all, when that is
      available.  This allows locales-all to be used as a substitute
      for locales when compiling Lintian on Squeeze.

  * reporting/harness:
    + [NT] Corrected inverted logic when checking for dry-run.

 -- Niels Thykier <email address hidden>  Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:00:25 +0100

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lintian: Debian package checker

 Lintian dissects Debian packages and reports bugs and policy
 violations. It contains automated checks for many aspects of Debian
 policy as well as some checks for common errors.
 It uses an archive directory, called laboratory, in which it stores
 information about the packages it examines. It can keep this
 information between multiple invocations in order to avoid repeating
 expensive data-collection operations. This makes it possible to check the
 complete Debian archive for bugs, in a reasonable time.
 This package is useful for all people who want to check Debian
 packages for compliance with Debian policy. Every Debian maintainer
 should check packages with this tool before uploading them to the
 This version of Lintian is calibrated for policy version 3.9.2.