Provided by: rpmlint_1.9-6_all bug


       rpmlint - check common problems in rpm packages


       rpmlint [OPTION]... [FILE|PACKAGE]...


       rpmlint  is  a  tool  for  checking common errors in rpm packages.  It can be used to test
       individual packages and spec files before uploading or to check  an  entire  distribution.
       By  default  all  applicable  checks are processed but specific checks can be performed by
       using command line parameters.

       FILE can be a rpm package file, a spec file, or a directory.  In case of a  directory,  it
       is  recursively  searched for rpm and spec files to check.  The special value - results in
       standard input being read and treated as (single) spec file content.  PACKAGE is the  name
       of an installed package or a glob(7) pattern to match installed packages, unless a file by
       that name exists.

       -i, --info
              Display explanations for reported messages.

       -I, --explain=messageid
              Display explanations for the specified message identifiers and exit.   This  option
              may be given multiple times.

       -c, --check=check
              Run  only  the specified check.  This option may be given multiple times to specify
              multiple checks to run.  check is the name of the Python module  (as  it  would  be
              given to Python's import statement) containing the check.

       -a, --all
              Check all installed packages.

       -C, --checkdir=dir
              Insert  dir  to  the  front  of the list of paths to load checks from, unless it is
              already in the list.  The default  list  of  check  dirs  typically  contains  only
              /usr/share/rpmlint.   Directories  in  the check dirs list are also inserted to the
              front of the list of paths to load Python  modules  from  when  the  check  process

       -h, --help
              Display summary of command line options and exit.

       -v, --verbose
              Operate in verbose mode.

       -E, --extractdir=dir
              Base   directory   for   extracted   temporary  files,  default  is  what  Python's
              tempfile.gettempdir() returns.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

       -n, --noexception
              Ignore output filters.

              Write unfiltered output to file.

       -f, --file=conffile
              Load    user    configuration    from    the    specified    file,    default    is
              $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/rpmlint  (~/.config/rpmlint  if  $XDG_CONFIG_HOME  is empty or not

       -o, --option=value
              Override a configuration option.  value is a  whitespace  separated  string,  first
              word of which is the option name to set, and the Python eval() return value for the
              rest is set as the value for the option.  Passing only an option name is treated as
              if  None  was  passed as its value.  See the file "config" shipped with rpmlint for
              the list of configuration options and their types.  For example:
               -o "NetworkEnabled True"
               -o "Distribution 'My favorite distro'"
               -o "MaxLineLength 80"
               -o "ValidShells ('/bin/sh', '/bin/bash')"


       All checks do not apply to all argument types.  For best check coverage,  run  rpmlint  on
       all  source  and  binary  packages your build produces.  The set of checks rpmlint runs on
       source packages is a superset of the one for plain specfiles, the set of  checks  run  for
       installed  binary  packages is a superset of the one for uninstalled binary package files,
       and the source and binary package check sets are quite different.


       /usr/share/rpmlint/config, /usr/share/rpmlint/config.*
              Built-in     configuration.      When      invoked      as      someprefix-rpmlint,
              /usr/share/rpmlint/config.someprefix    is    used    if   it   exists,   otherwise

              System wide configuration.

       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/rpmlint or ~/.config/rpmlint
              User configuration.


       0      No errors.

       1      Unspecified error.

       2      Interrupted.

       64     One or more error message printed.

       66     Badness threshold exceeded.


       Originally written by Frédéric Lepied, modified and maintained  by  numerous  contributors


       This  program  is  licensed  under  the  GNU  General Public License, see the file COPYING
       included in the distribution archive.