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Re: Package Lint
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From: "Michael A Chase" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I have been away for a while and would be interested in working on a
> lint as a way of getting back in the loop. What would you like it to
> My first thought would be to make it a Perl script.
I'm open on this. I expect at some point to produce a setup.ini linter,
and that could be called from a perls script easily enough. (We should
have the same parser code reused, to prevent syncronisation errors).
> Likely features:
> 1. No /usr/info/dir allowed.
> 2. Syntax check setup.hints.
upset is perl now, I'd suggest you extend upset.
Also, for efficiency, write a flag - same foobar.checked - when you
check a file (be it a setup.hint or package), and only recheck if the
file is newer than the flag.
This is because untarring a 100Mb of archives every upload is a waste of
CPU time - and the server is quite loaded already.
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