LINTIAN-LAB-TOOL(1) Debian Package Checker LINTIAN-LAB-TOOL(1)
lintian-lab-tool - perform common operations on/involving laboratories
lintian-lab-tool <cmd> <lab> [...]
The lintian-lab-tool ...
Creates a new permanent Lintian laboratory in the directory denoted
Display the synopsis of this tool or one of its operations.
Removes a permanent Lintian laboratory in the directory denoted by
remove-pkgs laboratory-dir query [... query]
Removes all packages matching the given queries from the permanent
Lintian laboratory denoted by laboratory-dir.
Attempt to fix common metadata issues in an existing laboratory.
This command can correct some corruptions caused by programs that
failed to synchronize the laboratory metadata with the actual
contents. Almost all corrections involve discarding corrupted
These issues usually occur because:
o Two processes update the laboratory concurrently.
o A process updated the laboratory but was killed / crashed
before it properly close the laboratory.
Note that Lintian tools will fix these issues automatically as the
tools happen to run into the issues.
Laboratories are not designed to have multiple processes working on
Niels Thykier <email@example.com>
Richard Braakman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Christian Schwarz <email@example.com>
Lintian v2.5.81ubuntu1 2018-04-08 LINTIAN-LAB-TOOL(1)
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