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Re: lintian -- detecting hundrets of bugs within seconds...

> Manoj writes:
> > This I don't understand. Why are we making it easy to distribute packages
> > with bugs? If the errors do not indicate bugs, why are they errors?
> Perhaps because they are bugs in lintian?  I think lintian is a good idea,
> but we have to have a way to override it.  Surely you don't expect it to be
> infallible!

Fortunately, somebody who is capable of writing something like lintian,
is also capable of predicting that lintian will never be perfect. That
must be why, already in the initial announcement, the authors said that
everything would be overridable.

joost witteveen, joostje@debian.org

The upstream maintainer is allowed to do things different 
than Debian, but only if he has good reasons to do so.

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