lintian-sort tool reorders the messages reported by
lintian Debian package analysis tool so that they are
kept in the same order between successive builds. This minimizes
the changes that the package maintainer sees using a file comparison tool
diff) to check if any new problems have appeared or
any of the old ones have been fixed.
lintian-sort tool keeps any additional information
(lines starting with “N:”) together with the tags they
describe; however, it takes care to put the final “N: 5 tags
overridden” message (along with any follow-up descriptive lines)
at the end.
The source of the
lintian-sort utility may be obtained at
its devel.ringlet.net homepage. It is developed in
a GitLab Git repository.
The current version of
lintian-sort is lintian-sort-0.2.0:
Some previous versions are also available:
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