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has caused the Debian Bug report #836257,
regarding Lintian override files appear unescaped in debian.tar.xz
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Source: golang
Severity: minor

I quite like the trick used in the current golang packaging to handle the 
version numbers, but it appears that the unescaped filenames in the debian
directory appear in the debian.tar.xz file without any processing.  i.e there
are files named debian/golang-X.Y.lintian-override instead of 1.6 or 1.7.

It appears that dpkg-buildpackage creates the debian.tar.xz file very early on
in the build process before the debian/rules file gets a chance to rename and
replace the version number.

I don't think this has any adverse effects, other than running lintian on the
compiled binaries after the build package is complete will not process the


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Version: 2:1.6.1-2+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package golang has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see

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