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Questions tagged [lintian]

Quality assurance tool that runs automated checks on various aspects of packages conformity to the Debian policy.

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Is subdirectory in /usr/bin really forbidden by FHS

Lintian tag description: The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard forbids the installation of new directories in /usr/bin other than /usr/bin/mh. However, all I can find the linked document is This ...
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Does lintian also check for differences between policy levels in a given package?

Lintian description is as below (taken from $ aptitude show lintian on Debian testing ) - Description: Debian package checker Lintian dissects Debian packages and reports bugs and policy violations. ...
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How to use check-all-the-things with a .deb package?

I am looking and using a github repo. which has a debian directory and debian/rules file which can be used to build the package/tool into a debian package. Using lintian I was able to get some ...
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What is an appropriate UID and GID for a Debian package file owner?

I am currently building my own aptitude repository, and in the process of ensuring that all packages pass as many Lintian checks as possible. Currently I am struggling with 'wrong-file-owner-uid-or-...
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What is Lintian for?

I have read https://lintian.debian.org/ but do not understand what that means in simple words. Which are examples of debian policy rules to be violated and detected by lintian?
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Make a deb package that installs data under /var/www/data

I recently set up a PPA on Launchpad for distributing my web application. Since it's a server-app, I need to put my data into /var/www/html which apparently is not wanted by Lintian ("dir-or-file-in-...