Re: bogus lintian warning
On Sun, 02 Oct 2005, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> No; it should not report uncorrectible warnings.
> > *IT* *IS* *NOT* *UNCORRECTIBLE*. If you have a good reason to, you can and
> > should correct it. You are just not supposed to do it just to shut lintian
> > up, use an override for that.
> I'm sorry, how can I correct it?
> Keep in mind here that it is not allowed to change the .orig.tar.gz
> for cosmetic issues. This is a purely cosmetic issue if I ever did
> see one.
First, it is techinically possible to correct it, so it is not
"incorrectible" technically speaking. If it were, the warning would still
not be useless, as one might decide to refrain from uploading the package,
or to add extra code in debian/rules to fix it.
Second, I wrote: "if you have a good reason to, you can and should correct
it. You are just not supposed to do it just to shut lintian up, use an
override for that." What part of it says one should do it for purely
cosmetic issues? I have already tried to explain which issues would not be
purely cosmetic and would warrant a fix.
If your upstream always adds CVS dirs and the package builds fine and does
not leak those dirs to binary packages, then just override the warning, or
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