Common rpmlint warnings and errors
Some rpmlint warnings and errors are generated by MinGW packages. This page explains what they mean and whether they can be ignored. Also details of long-term plans to get them fixed.
In general we hope that some future version of rpmlint will be released that allows us to ignore certain warnings for MinGW packages.
All MinGW packages are for development only, so when we passed
the guidelines we didn't opt to have a separate
since the main package would just be empty.
See bug 468987.
script-without-shebang [some .la file]
*.la files when linking. This is explicitly allowed in the MinGW guidelines that were passed.
Longer term we would like to check whether
are genuinely necessary, and whether we can remove them.
See this comment for a detailed explanation.
See bug 468989.
This breaks the FHS, but is permitted by the MinGW guidelines.
These directories in
/usr are ugly, but are commonly
used by cross-compilation tools.
The FHS project upstream is dead, so we can't get the directory added
to the standard. It is thought to be very complex to remove the need
for this directory from gcc and binutils.
We don't have a version of
%find_lang which works
for MinGW packages. The installation directory of the language
files is in an unexpected place as far as the plain
This needs looking into, but at the moment we just list the
*.mo files explicitly.