Re: how to get people to run lintian on their packages
On 2011-07-07 23:05, Benoît Knecht wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> Paul Wise wrote:
> I think three things are currently unclear:
> - lintian should be run on the .changes file before uploading a
> package to mentors, in order to check both the source and binary
> package (I know I used to run it on the .dsc file without realizing
> it wasn't checking the binary package).
The --verbose option might be useful here, it clearly shows when a new
package being processed. Maybe this part should be on by default and
disabled with --quiet?
> - The -I and --pedantic options should always be used.
A little heads up; in lintian 2.5.1 and newer you can enable default
settings for some options in your lintianrc (e.g. ~/.lintianrc):
# defaults for --display-info, --pedantic and so on
Options that can be used in the lintianrc can be found in lintian(1).
Might be a good idea to promote this part to new people as well.
> - And always use the latest version from unstable.