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adequate - Debian package quality testing tool

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NAME

adequate - Debian package quality testing tool

SYNOPSIS

adequate [options] package-name...
adequate [options] --all
adequate [options] --apt-preinst
adequate [options] --pending
adequate --help

DESCRIPTION

adequate checks packages installed on the system and reports bugs and policy violations.

OPTIONS

--all
Run checks against all the installed packages.
--tags tag1[,tag2...]
Emit only these tags.
--tags -tag1[,tag2...]
Don't emit these tags.
--debconf
Report issues via debconf(7).
--root directory
Change the root directory (using chroot(2)).
--user user[:group]
Switch user and group before running any checks. This is most useful together with --root or --pending, which require superuser privileges.
--apt-preinst
Read APT configuration and .deb filenames from stdin, and append packages names to /var/lib/adequate/pending for later processing (see --pending).
 
This option is used internally by the APT hook. The hook is disabled by default; please edit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20adequate to enable it.
--pending
Run checks against packages listed in /var/lib/adequate/pending, then empty the file.
--help
Display help and exit.

TAGS

bin-or-sbin-binary-requires-usr-lib-library
This package ships a binary in /bin or /sbin that requires a library in /usr/lib. This will make impossible to use this binary before /usr is mounted.
broken-binfmt-detector
The detector registered with update-binfmts(8) does not exist.
broken-binfmt-interpreter
The interpreter registered with update-binfmts (8) does not exist.
broken-symlink
This package ships a symlink which points to a non-existent file.
incompatible-licenses
Licenses of the libraries the binary is linked to are incompatible.
ldd-failure
Running "ldd -r" on the file failed unexpectedly. This is most like a bug in libc or adequate itself.
 
References: < https://bugs.debian.org/710521>.
library-not-found
The binary is linked with a library, which cannot be found.
 
References: Debian Policy §8.6.
missing-alternative
This package is a provider of the virtual package x-terminal-emulator, but it doesn't register itself as an alternative for /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator; or it is a provider of the virtual package x-window-manager, but it doesn't register itself as an alternative for /usr/bin/x-window-manager.
 
References: Debian Policy §11.8.3, Debian Policy §11.8.4.
missing-copyright-file
The copyright file for this package is missing. This often happens if /usr/share/doc/ pkg/ was a real directory in a previous version of the package, but it's now a symlink; dpkg never replaces directory with a symlink to a directory.
 
References: Debian Policy §12.5, §6.6.
missing-pkgconfig-dependency
Dependency of a pkg-config (.pc) file shipped by this package couldn't be satisfied.
 
References: Debian Policy §8.4.
missing-symbol-version-information
The binary uses versioned symbols, but the library provides only unversioned ones.
obsolete-conffile
The current version of this package no longer ships a conffile (that used to be included in the past). However, the conffile hasn't been removed on upgrade.
 
References: < https://wiki.debian.org/DpkgConffileHandling>, dpkg-maintscript-helper(1).
program-name-collision
This package ships a program with the same name as another program.
 
References: Debian Policy §10.1.
py-file-not-bytecompiled
This package ships Python modules that are not byte-compiled.
 
References: Python Policy §2.6.
pyshared-file-not-bytecompiled
This package ships Python modules in /usr/share/pyshared that are not byte-compiled.
 
References: Python Policy §2.6, §1.5.
symbol-size-mismatch
The symbol has changed size since the package was built. It might be an indication that the library broke ABI. If ABI wasn't broken, and the library bumped shlibs (or symbols), the package should be binNMUed.
undefined-symbol
The symbol has not been found in the libraries linked with the binary. Either the binary either needs to be linked with an additional shared library, or the dependency on the shared library package that provides this symbol is too weak.
 
References: Debian Policy §3.5, §8.6, §10.2.

EXAMPLES

adequate coreutils
Check the coreutils package.
adequate --tags obsolete-conffile --all
Check all the packages for obsolete conffiles.
adequate --tags -py-file-not-bytecompiled,pyshared-file-not-bytecompiled --all
Check all the packages, ignoring Python bytecompilation issues.

REPORTING BUGS

If you report a bug that was found by adequate, please use the following usertags:
User: debian-qa@lists.debian.org
Usertags: adequate tag-name
Please keep in mind that adequate is not perfect; therefore false positives are possible. Don't report the bug unless you understand the underlying problem. When in doubt, please ask at debian-qa@lists.debian.org first.

SEE ALSO

Debian Policy: /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/policy.txt.gz or < https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/>
Python Policy: /usr/share/doc/python/python-policy.txt.gz or < https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/python-policy/>
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2015-07-15 adequate 0.15.1