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. It would be a lintian bug _not_ to do so. Lintian checks policy-compliance, which it must do in code, not by parsing an SGML file. Think about it. -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "Stop breathing down my neck." "My breathing is merely a simulation." "So is my neck, stop it anyway!" -- Voyager's EMH versus the Prometheus' EMH, stardate 51462.
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