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Re: Package Lint

On Sat, Jan 19, 2002 at 11:25:09AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Michael A Chase" <>
>>I have been away for a while and would be interested in working on a
>>package lint as a way of getting back in the loop.  What would you like
>>it to check first?
>>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
>>Likely features: 1.  No /usr/info/dir allowed.  2.  Syntax check
>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

Part of my long term plan is to provide a convenient method of uploading
files to  I was going to include a package linter in
that process since I've already written something that is part of the
way there.

So, while I appreciate the offer, I think this is something that I will
be doing eventually.


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