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Re: Opinions needed: reporting lintian overrides



On 11253 March 1977, 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:

In the NEW queue lintian gets called as "lintian --show-overrides" on
.deb and .dsc files, and depending on what is overwritten the package
might get rejected.

> * 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?

Show overrides by default. At least one line with "XX overrides active,
YY unused overrides".

-- 
bye Joerg
Endianess is the dispute on which end to open an egg at.

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