Re: lintian support in dinstall
Raul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Here's a patch which should provide lintian support in dinstall.
> It's untested, but syntactically valid, and it seems to be doing the
> right things.
> Of course, lintian needs to be in $PATH for this to work. This patch
> doesn't check for that. [My preferred sanity check would be to run
> lintian against a known-good package and check the return code. But I
> don't know what an appropriate choice would be for that reference package,
> and don't know where it should be stored.]
> If there's any problems with this, let me know.
I object rejecting uploads just because of a lintian error. lintian
is an excellent tool, but not perfect. I know exceptions can be added
to lintian, but IMHO it will be inconvenient (especially to the
But I think a few lintian errors, like ancient-standards-version, can
be used as the reason of rejecting.