On Sat, Aug 05, 2017 at 05:47:39PM +0200, Michael Stapelberg wrote: > build-dependency was unnecessary with debhelper ≥ 10 and should be removed: > > W: mdocml source: useless-autoreconf-build-depends autotools-dev > > After doing that, lintian noted that the autotools_dev addon was missing a > dependency on autotools-dev: > > E: mdocml source: missing-build-dependency-for-dh-addon autotools_dev => > autotools-dev > > This error seems to directly contradict the earlier warning. > > Not only src:mdocml is affected: e.g. src:teg removed the build dependency in > https://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/pkg-games/packages/trunk/teg/debian/control?r1=15952&r2=15990 > and now shows up in > https://lintian.debian.org/tags/missing-build-dependency-for-dh-addon.html. > > What course of action is correct? Which warning should be removed from > lintian?
Neither of them. The description might be a bit misleading, but it's an actual "problem" in your package: you need not use --with autotools_dev anymore, as starting with debhelper version 9.20160114 debhelper includes an dh_update_autotools_config helper that is run for all debhelper compat level. Also, dropping that `--with autotools_dev` switch will cast away all the lintian warnings. -- regards, Mattia Rizzolo GPG Key: 66AE 2B4A FCCF 3F52 DA18 4D18 4B04 3FCD B944 4540 .''`. more about me: https://mapreri.org : :' : Launchpad user: https://launchpad.net/~mapreri `. `'` Debian QA page: https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=mattia `-
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