On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 10:14:56PM +0200, Liubov Chuprikova wrote: > > W: ncbi-tools6 source: missing-field-in-dep5-copyright copyright > > (paragraph at line 30) > > W: ncbi-tools6 source: missing-field-in-dep5-copyright license (paragraph > > at line 35) > > W: ncbi-tools6 source: missing-field-in-dep5-copyright copyright > > (paragraph at line 35) > > > > (It also issues a few unrelated complaints, which I'll be happy to > > address myself.) > > > > I cannot reproduce the same lintian output on my computer.
You should always install lintian from unstable. To do so create two files: $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/01-unstable.list deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian unstable main $ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/01-lintian.pref Package: lintian Pin: release a=unstable Pin-Priority: 601 Package: debian-policy Pin: release a=unstable Pin-Priority: 601 Try first $ apt-cache policy lintian which should show Candidate: 2.5.88 and to make sure that your general preferences are set correctly $ apt-cache policy dpkg This should *not* have a candidate from unstable. Otherwise add $ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/01-unstable.pref Package: * Pin: release a=unstable Pin-Priority: 50 to make sure you will not upgrade your whole system to unstable which is probably not what you want. Than do sudo apt-get install lintian debian-policy (This also pulls debian-policy from unstable which is also what you want.) > I tried it like > this: > lintian -i -I --show-overrides > ncbi-tools6_6.1.20170106-3_amd64.changes > I mistakenly decided that if NCBI copyright had already mentioned I could > skip it > for test data files as they were also taken from NCBI, except one... > trnascan-se_sample.output > I generated that file by running *trnascan-se* (another Debian Med > package), so I have no > idea what the license and copyright should be written for it. Could you > help me with this > problem? I admit I'm unsure myself. Either it inherits the copyright of the original data file (which should be mentioned in trnascan-se) or you become the copyright owner. Besides this I doubt that data are copyright-able at all. So I would not see any problem to use Copyright: Liubov Chuprikova License: public_domain Kind regards Andreas. -- http://fam-tille.de