Re: Lintian pickiness and packaging improvements
> Pedantic tags are Lintian at its most pickiest and include
> checks for particular Debian packaging styles, *checks that are
> very frequently wrong*, and checks that many people disagree
> with. Expect false positives and Lintian tags that you don't
> consider useful if you use this option. Adding overrides for
> pedantic tags is probably not worth the effort.
As the person who pushed and introduced pedantic support I always felt a bit
hesitant regarding the highlighted statement, maybe I should bring this up
on the lintian mailing list and ask Russ for his reasons behind it (maybe
what he wanted to express could be paraphrased).
If a check is wrong I don't think it should belong to the pedantic category,
Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
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