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

In an attempt to save the world from disaster, Santiago Vila wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Jan 1998, joost witteveen wrote:
> > So, in short: I think overrides (even easy ones) are essential, but
> > I think they only should be used when the maintainer thinks his package
> > is so special that some part of debian-policy doesn't apply to his
> > package.
> I agree. Since package priorities (the override file) are managed by Guy
> Maor, ftp.debian.org maintainer, I think it would be ok to have a "global
> override file for lintian", maintained by Christian Schwarz, policy
> manager. How does this sound?:

Actually, I like it. That way the overrides sort-of become actual
debian policy, like "Christian writes the policy, Guy approves
the exceptions".

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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