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skins/BlueSky - microsoft windows Thumbs.db file triggers debian lintian warnings
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0) Context

DEB packages of mediawiki and many of its extensions, are prepared as part of the WP-MIRROR project.
See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wp-mirror.

  1. Lintian

During the build process, lintian performs a great number of sanity checks, including seeing if any file is a vendor specific artifact.

When lintian sees a microsoft windows Thumbs.db file, lintian will throw a warning like:

W: wp-mirror-mediawiki: windows-thumbnail-database-in-package usr/share/wp-mirror-mediawiki/skins/BlueSky/resources/images/hydra/Thumbs.db

  1. Files which should be removed

skins/BlueSky/resources/images/hydra/Thumbs.db

  1. Technical details

DEB standards version: 3.9.6
GIT branch: master

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Change 220995 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jack Phoenix):
Remove Microsoft Windows XP Thumbs.db file from the repo

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/220995

Change 220995 merged by jenkins-bot:
Remove Microsoft Windows XP Thumbs.db file from the repo

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/220995

ashley closed this task as Resolved.Jun 25 2015, 10:42 PM

I have confirmed that the lintian warning, windows-thumbnail-database-in-package, is no longer thrown.
Thanks.

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