Re: Lintian pickiness and packaging improvements
Raphael Geissert <email@example.com> writes:
>> 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, IMHO.
Yeah, maybe we should drop that. I think what I was intending is already
covered by "checks that many people disagree with." wild-guess certainty
doesn't make checks pendantic, only downgrades them to info.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>