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Re: bogus lintian warning

On Sat, 01 Oct 2005, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> writes:
> > On Sat, 01 Oct 2005, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> >> But lintian is not there to warn about unfixable problems with
> >
> > You cannot reliably determine wether the maintainer is doing something
> > stupid, or upstream is.
> In which case, it certainly can't be reported as an error.

But it can as a warning.  That's what they are for.

> But say more: what are the ambiguous cases?

dpkg-buildpackage in a cvs-checkout directory with strange things in the
parent dir, for example, because of test builds leaving weird shit on the
parent directory + lack of coffee + typing dpkg-buildpackage instead of

It gets "I was too sleepy to think straight" type of errors.

And it also tells you when upstream screwed up their dist-clean target,
which is quite useful too.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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