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Re: Dependencies on shared libs, take 2

Russ Allbery wrote:

> Felipe Sateler <fsateler@gmail.com> writes:
>> What you want may be achieved by enforcing the use of lintian, but I
>> don't know how that can be done.
> The primary barrier to enforcing the use of lintian is #243976. lintian 
> needs to get much better about identifying the source of checks, the
> certainty that something is wrong, and the severity level so that dak can
> run lintian in a very specific way to only reject packages with fairly
> certain errors according to sources with the strength of Policy.

man lintian says that when the exit status is 1, policy violations have been
detected. As a first step, dak could check the exit code, and reject
packages when it is 1, forwarding the lintian output to the maintainer
(since E tags have high certainty, right?).
This way, although tests won't be comprehensive, they would better than the
current status quo. If a test result is indeed a false positive, the
maintainer should have filed a bug to lintian and/or provided an override
file before doing the upload.


  Felipe Sateler

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