Re: bogus lintian warning
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.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.