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Re: [debian-devel] Re: which policy checker?

On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 11:32:20AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > You assign way too much value to the latest two revisions. Try reading
> > upgrading-checklist.txt. In general, relying on automated tools to check
> > packages, rather than inspecting them manually based on actual (*gasp*!)
> > knowledge of policy, isn't particularly smart.
> Well for sure.  But it bothers me because I use "debuild" to build my
> packages which automatically calls lintian after building the packages and
> it is really annoying to be informed about the fact that lintian does not
> know the latest policy version.  IMHO it is a lintian bug to hardcode the
> policy version to check against instead at least verifying an installed
> policy version.

Not really; the people complaining about newer-standards-version serve
to remind the lintian maintainer that he needs to update lintian for any
changes in policy. :) Updating lintian is not just a matter of
increasing the number.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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