On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 09:31:12PM +1100, Andrew Worsley wrote:
> > > I don't have a sponsor (suggestions of where to look welcomed).
> > https://mentors.debian.net/intro-maintainers
> I got no bites previously - perhaps I have to make a stronger case to
> more users.

> > >   2.  The source-is-missing .html/.js files with very long lines -
> > > Should I override them? Or try to wrap the lines?
> > If they are sources in the preferred form for modification, why do they
> > have long and not human-editable lines? If they are not actually sources
> > you need to provide sources and build the resulting files from them.
> >
> Looks like unit test data (base64 encoded blobs).
> Might try to wrap the lines - or strip them.
You shouldn't wrap the lines just to appease lintian. You should fix the
initial problem or override lintian if lintian is wrong.

> > >   Finally is there any way of running the lintian check with out
> > > building the whole package ?
> > Well, how can you check a package that doesn't exist?
> > You can run lintian against the source package to check the source package
> > problems though.
> Ok I guess that is
>    dpkg-buildpackage -S
> which is must faster but I think I need to increment the delta in the
> change log to make it generate an updated debian source package?
I'm sure it always overwrites.


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