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Re: bogus lintian warning

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:

> Don Armstrong wrote:
>> It's not really a bogus warning; the point of it is so that you're
>> aware so that you can remind upstream not to distribute CVS files in
>> their tarballs.
> Isn't getting nasty CVS directories in the source tree that you work
> on while maintaining the package reminder enough that upstream neads
> a cluebatting?

But lintian is not there to warn about unfixable problems with
upstream.  It is there to warn about *packaging mistakes*.  It is not
a packaging mistake to leave upstream's bogus CVS directories there;
it is actually *required* by the tools.

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