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

On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 10:21:07PM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 01:04:41PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> [lintian warnings about newer-standards-version]
> > It is not fair to issue warnings against a package if the warning
> > should be intended to the checker itself.
> It's not as though anyone is going to beat you up because of a Lintian
> warning.  Are we having "my package is cleaner than yours" contests?

People in general seem to get unnecessarily het up about Lintian
warnings. They're intended as advice to be read and understood by
humans, not as things you should be blindly counting.

Furthermore people don't seem to read lintian-info output either! :)

E: foo: newer-standards-version 3.6.1
N:   The source package refers to a `Standards-Version' which is newer than
N:   the highest one lintian is programmed to check. If the source package
N:   is correct, then please upgrade lintian to the newest version. (If
N:   there is no newer lintian version, then please bug
N:   lintian-maint@debian.org to make one.)


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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