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Re: lintian support in dinstall

Raul Miller <raul@usatoday.com> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 12:42:19PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > Whoever wants to mix dinstall and lintian should please take in account
> > some very simple facts:
> > 
> > A lintian error or a lintian warning is a just a bug, and a bug reported
> > by lintian is no more important than any other ordinary bug. Packages
> > should NOT be rejected because of still having bugs. [ Think about every
> > dpkg upload being rejected because it does not fix *all* currently known
> > bugs... ].
> The patch ignores lintian warnings.
> Can you provide an example of a case where a package should be installed
> despite a lintian error?

A lintian error does not always mean a policy violation.

Yes, lintian allows exceptions.  So should we report an exception and
wait before uploading such packages?

Changwoo Ryu

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