Debian Bug report logs - #534134
lintian: Don't warn about old libtool when build-depending on it.

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Package: lintian; Maintainer for lintian is Debian Lintian Maintainers <>; Source for lintian is src:lintian.

Reported by: Kurt Roeckx <>

Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 22:27:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version lintian/2.2.12

Fixed in version lintian/2.2.13

Done: Russ Allbery <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Kurt Roeckx <>
Subject: lintian: Don't warn about old libtool when build-depending on it.
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 00:25:16 +0200
Package: lintian
Version: 2.2.12


Lintian currently gives a warning about an old version of libtool
in the source package.  But it's being updated at built time to
use the current version.

I suggest you don't give that warning when there is a build
depedency on libtool.


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From: Russ Allbery <>
Subject: Bug#534134: fixed in lintian 2.2.13
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 16:17:34 +0000
Source: lintian
Source-Version: 2.2.13

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
lintian, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/l/lintian/lintian_2.2.13.dsc
  to pool/main/l/lintian/lintian_2.2.13.tar.gz
  to pool/main/l/lintian/lintian_2.2.13_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Russ Allbery <> (supplier of updated lintian package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 09:11:14 -0700
Source: lintian
Binary: lintian
Architecture: source all
Version: 2.2.13
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Lintian Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Russ Allbery <>
 lintian    - Debian package checker
Closes: 516530 533618 534134 534139 534141 534212 534218 534234 534276 534326 534580 534640 534684 534942 535308 535432 535566 535582
 lintian (2.2.13) unstable; urgency=low
   The "triggerized install-info" release.
   * Summary of tag changes:
     + Added:
       - install-info-used-in-maintainer-script
       - package-contains-info-dir-file
     + Removed:
       - info-documents-not-removed
       - install-info-not-called-with-quiet-option
       - missing-comma-after-substvar
       - postrm-calls-install-info
       - preinst-calls-install-info
   * checks/control-file{,.desc}:
     + [RA] Rework missing-separator-between-lines to only include two
       specific package stanzas in the extra tag data and not include
       newlines.  Generalize it to also detect missing commas between
       substvars, replacing missing-comma-after-substvar.
   * checks/cruft{,.desc}:
     + [RA] Don't warn about outdated libtool if the package build-depends
       on libtool.  Thanks, Kurt Roeckx.  (Closes: #534134)
     + [RA] Fix typo in *-contains-ht-tags-file description.  Patch from
       Peter Pentchev.  (Closes: #534218)
   * checks/fields:
     + [ADB] If the Debian r-cran makefile include is used in the rules file,
       cdbs, debhelper and r-base-dev are required in Build-Depends.  Thanks,
       Charles Plessy.  (Closes: #534684)
     + [RA] Allow variable settings before ant, dpatch, and dh when
       checking debian/rules for dependencies.  Thanks, Ryan Niebur.
       (Closes: #535432)
   * checks/files{,.desc}:
     + [RA] Allow non-core Python packages to install files into
       /usr/lib/python*/dist-packages, the extension location for Python
       2.6 and later.  Thanks, Julian Andres Klode.  (Closes: #534212)
     + [RA] Check for /usr/share/info/dir files included in the package.
       Thanks, Bas Zoetekouw.  (Closes: #535566)
   * checks/infofiles{,.desc}:
     + [RA] Ignore dir files; they're a different error that's now caught
       by checks/files.
     + [RA] Remove all checking of maintainer scripts, since info dir
       entries are now handled with triggers.  Now always warn of info
       files without INFO-DIR-SECTION, even if install-info were called
       with a --section argument.  Warn of info files without a DIR-ENTRY
       section.  Thanks, Raphaël Hertzog.  (Closes: #534640)
     + [RA] Fix a bug in the detection of bad info file extensions that
       missed extensions containing the string "info".
     + [RA] Improve the long descriptions of tags about compression of info
   * checks/init.d:
     + [RA] Take into account dangling symlinks in /etc/init.d.  Patch from
       Raphael Geissert.  (Closes: #534139)
     + [RA] Don't require symlink init scripts to be conffiles and realize
       they are included in the package even if the symlink is dangling.
       Thanks, Steve Langasek.  (Closes: #534326)
   * checks/manpages:
     + [RA] Don't warn about hyphens used as minus signs inside draft mode,
       since \- cannot be used there.  Based on a patch by Gennaro Oliva.
       (Closes: #535308)
   * checks/patch-systems:
     + [RA] Don't include the package name as extra data in tags that are
       only issued for source packages.  Patch from Raphael Geissert.
   * checks/scripts{,.desc}:
     + [RA] Lower certainty of read-in-maintainer-script to possible and
       mention false positives.  Thanks, Raphaël Hertzog.  (Closes: #534276)
     + [RA] Allow for output redirection when parsing diversions in
       maintainer scripts.  Thanks, Andreas Beckmann.  (Closes: #534942)
     + [ADB] Detect the use of the "source" bashism when the sourced filename
       contains a tilde or consists of a single character.  Thanks, Raphael
       Geissert and Ryan Niebur.
     + [RA] Avoid a false positive in the bashism check for trap with
       signal numbers when the the trap command contains a number.  Thanks,
       Julien Cristau.  (Closes: #534580)
     + [RA] Check for any maintainer script running install-info, since
       this is now handled with triggers.
   * checks/watch-file:
     + [RA] Use a consistent way of displaying the line number of a problem.
   * collection/strings:
     + [ADB] Handle the fact that, when Lintian is run as root, the output of
       "file" on set[gu]id files may include the fact that they are set[gu]id.
       Thanks, Peter Pentchev.  (Closes: #533618)
   * lib/
     + [RA] Increment the package list format and expect the archive area
       as an additional argument.  Patch from Raphael Geissert.
   * lib/
     + [RA] Add changes misspelling.
     + [RA] Fix correction for endianness.  Thanks, Raphael Geissert.
       (Closes: #535582)
     + [RA] Only strip most punctuation from the end of each word, not from
       anywhere in the string.  We don't want to strip the period from
       res.size.  Thanks, Zack Weinberg.  (Closes: #534234)
   * lib/
     + [RA] Replace all newlines in tag data with \n, not just the first.
       (Closes: #534141)
   * man/lintian.1:
     + [RA] The archive area may be a comma-separated list of areas.  Patch
       from Raphael Geissert.
   * private/update-coverage:
     + [RA] Provide a breakdown of tags only covered in the legacy test
       suite by test name.
   * reporting/html_reports:
     + [RA] Change area back to section in the loop for generating the
       package index pages to be consistent with the page template.
     + [RA] Allow for multiple archive areas in the front page summary.
     + [RA] Add the archive area to the tag information.
   * reporting/templates/maintainer.tmpl:
     + [RA] Include the archive area in the source package heading if it's
       not main.  Include the archive area in the binary package heading if
       it's different than the source package archive area.
   * unpack/list-{bin,src,udeb}pkg:
     + [RA] Collect information from multiple archive areas and include the
       archive area in the package list.  Patch from Raphael Geissert.
       (Closes: #516530)
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