Debian Bug report logs - #660797
lintian: Warning for .thumbnails directories in packages

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

Reported by: Bernhard Reiter <>

Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 22:21:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version 2.5.3ubuntu2

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From: Bernhard Reiter <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: lintian: Warning for .thumbnails directories in packages
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:11:46 +0100
Package: lintian
Version: 2.5.3ubuntu2
Severity: wishlist

Lintian should warn for .thumbnails directories in packages, like it does for
..xvpics (package-contains-xvpics-dir) or Windows Thumbs.db[.gz] files (windows-

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers oneiric-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'oneiric-updates'), (500, 'oneiric-security'), (500, 'oneiric-proposed'), (500, 'oneiric')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-16-generic (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_AT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_AT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lintian depends on:
ii  binutils The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  bzip2        1.0.5-6ubuntu1.11.10.1      high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  diffstat     1.54-1                      produces graph of changes introduc
ii  file         5.04-5ubuntu3               Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gettext           GNU Internationalization utilities
ii  intltool-deb 0.35.0+20060710.1           Help i18n of RFC822 compliant conf
ii  libapt-pkg-p 0.1.24build3                Perl interface to libapt-pkg
ii  libclass-acc 0.34-1                      Perl module that automatically gen
ii  libdpkg-perl             Dpkg perl modules
ii  libemail-val 0.184-1                     Perl module for checking the valid
ii  libipc-run-p 0.90-1                      Perl module for running processes
ii  libparse-deb 1.2.0-1ubuntu1              parse Debian changelogs and output
ii  libtimedate- 1.2000-1                    collection of modules to manipulat
ii  liburi-perl  1.58-1                      module to manipulate and access UR
ii  locales      2.13+git20110622-2          common files for locale support
ii  man-db                   on-line manual pager
ii  patchutils   0.3.2-1                     Utilities to work with patches
ii  perl [libdig 5.12.4-4                    Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  unzip        6.0-4ubuntu1                De-archiver for .zip files

lintian recommends no packages.

Versions of packages lintian suggests:
pn  binutils-multiarch       <none>          (no description available)
ii  dpkg-dev        Debian package development tools
ii  libhtml-parser-perl      3.68-1build1    collection of modules that parse H
pn  libtext-template-perl    <none>          (no description available)
ii  man-db                on-line manual pager
ii  xz-utils                 5.0.0-2         XZ-format compression utilities

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