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Re: Opinions needed: reporting lintian overrides

Hi Russ

Russ Allbery wrote:
> I'd really like to not have to make this decision myself.  I'd like to get
> opinions and see if a consensus emerges.  I personally always run lintian
> with -iI --show-overrides, so I'm clearly not the target audience for this
> feature one way or the other.  Here are the options:
> * Show the N: line with a count of overrides per package by default and
>   provide an option to suppress this output if someone wants.
> * Don't show the N: line by default and provide an option to turn it on.
> Which should we do?

We should show the N: line by default and have an option to suppress the

> Separately, I'm working on adding lintian overrides to the lintian.d.o
> pages to make it easier to see how people are using overrides across the
> whole archive.  It looks like people sometimes just add an override when
> lintian makes a mistake rather than filing a bug, so this gives us a
> fighting chance of finding those bugs and fixing them.  It also uncovers
> some fascinating overrides currently in the archive.




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