Fwd: Lintian checking ARB packages

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com
Mon Nov 19 15:27:59 UTC 2012

Hello everybody,

you all remember the times when we needed a tool to check the ARB
packages and needed it quickly. Everybody knew back then that the checks
would be much more appropriate in lintian and I felt dirty putting
something together very quickly. It did its job, but it wasn't very nice
and of course it should've been part of lintian in the first place.

Niels, the maintainer of lintian, approached me at UDS to talk about
this. He was very kind enough not to murder me on the spot and even
kinder than that: please see the attached email he sent - he implemented
most of our tests in lintian itself. Thanks so much for your hard work
Niels (CCed), this is great.

Every member of https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-app-review-contributors
should be able to upload an updated lintian to
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-app-review-contributors/+archive/ppa - we
would just need to update the instructions on the AppReviewBoard wiki
pages for this.

Once we have the new lintian in place, I'm happy for lp:arb-lint to go
away. :)

Thanks again, Niels. This is great news.

Have a great day,
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