[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Proposed consensus: reporting lintian overrides

On Sat, 2008-01-05 at 11:12 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Interestingly, no one option emerged strongly.  People seem to be split
> almost evenly three ways: want the messages by default, don't want them by
> default, or want them but only one line per run.

True, there is no consensus.

> Accordingly, I'm going to modify lintian to print out only one line per
> run showing the totals of the overrides for the entire run, on the grounds
> that for more details, well, that's what --show-overrides is for.  I think
> this should make both the "want this" and the "want this but it's noisy"
> folks happy.

I vote "go ahead with any choice you find best".

> For those who really don't want to see this line at all, I'll add a -q
> option to lintian that suppresses this line (and anything else like this
> that comes up later, if we have anything).

Great, I'll use that -q option.

> Does that sound consistent with the sentiments on the thread to everyone?

No objection from me.  Thanks for asking debian-devel for opinions.


Bart Martens

Reply to: