Bug 399871 - rpmlint does not know how to compute line lenghts
rpmlint does not know how to compute line lenghts
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpmlint (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ville Skyttä
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Blocks: F9Target
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Reported: 2007-11-26 13:53 EST by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2007-12-21 16:08 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.82-2.fc8
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Last Closed: 2007-12-21 16:08:25 EST
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2007-11-26 13:53:44 EST
rpmlint pretends it's counting characters, when in fact it's counting bytes, and
its count is wrong when applied to lines containing non-trivial UTF-8, so it
reports bogus line-too-long errors, that reviewers religiously ask to fix in
reviews, which is a major waste of time for everyone involved.

Please teach rpmlint to count characters properly or remove this stupid check

rpmlint-0.81-1.fc8.noarch
Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2007-11-27 02:40:47 EST
Reproducer?
Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2007-11-27 05:50:47 EST
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=398781 for example.

I wasted a lot of time trying to understand why rpmlint disagreed with fold and
gedit before noticing in vim the column count was less than 79, but the byte
count was more.

(multiply by ~ 8 packages with that hi the same rplint bug)
Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2007-11-27 15:29:17 EST
Fixed upstream, will be in the next release.
http://rpmlint.zarb.org/cgi-bin/trac.cgi/changeset/1385
Comment 4 Nicolas Mailhot 2007-11-27 16:43:01 EST
Thanks!
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2007-12-07 16:33:26 EST
rpmlint-0.82-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update rpmlint'
Comment 6 Nicolas Mailhot 2007-12-08 05:13:46 EST
Works fine, thanks for the fix!
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2007-12-21 16:08:20 EST
rpmlint-0.82-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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