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NAME

lintian-lab-tool – perform common operations on/involving laboratories

SYNOPSIS

lintian-lab-tool […]

lintian-lab-tool help

DESCRIPTION

The lintian-lab-tool …

OPERATIONS
create-lab laboratory-dir
Creates a new permanent Lintian laboratory in the directory denoted
by laboratory-dir.

help [cmd] Display the synopsis of this tool or one of its operations.

remove-lab laboratory-dir
Removes a permanent Lintian laboratory in the directory denoted by
laboratory-dir.

remove-pkgs laboratory-dir query [… query] Removes all packages matching the given queries from the permanent
Lintian laboratory denoted by laboratory-dir.

scrub-lab 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
entries.

These issues usually occur because:

· Two processes update the laboratory concurrently.

· 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.

CAVEAT
Laboratories are not designed to have multiple processes working on
them concurrently.

SEE ALSO

lintian

AUTHORS
Niels Thykier

Richard Braakman

Christian Schwarz

perl v5.22.1 2016-04-03 LINTIAN-LAB-TOOL(1)