Subject: pkg/18276: pkglint should check MESSAGE file format
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/12/2002 12:55:31
>Number:         18276
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       pkglint should check MESSAGE file format
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Sep 12 09:56:00 PDT 2002
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5.3
System: NetBSD 1.5.3 NetBSD 1.5.3 (CARRIE-ANNE) #1: Tue Sep 10 14:19:16 EST 2002 i386

	pkglint 3.30 ( 1.68, dated 2002/07/02)

According to a mail on tech-pkg by Thomas Klausner, the MESSAGE file
should follow a particular format and contain a $NetBSD$ RCS Id tag.


The current version of pkglint does not check the MESSAGE file format.

Create a MESSAGE file that does not follow the prescribed format and
put it in a pkglint-clean pkgsrc tree.  Run pkglint.

A modified that includes a MESSAGE file checking routine.
The diff from version 1.68 can be found at the following URL: