Re: Opinions needed: reporting lintian overrides
Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, 05 Jan 2008, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
>> This might be too much DWIM, but... supposed lintian would, by default,
>> report the number of suppressed warnings, but only if the person
>> running it is not the maintainer? Lintian could use the same logic for
>> determining the name/address as dch does.
> I like that. :)
> So if DEBEMAIL/EMAIL doesn't match Maintainer/Uploaders then you get to
> see the N: lines.
I'm afraid this would require a significant restructuring of lintian's
code and isn't really viable for the next release. The part of lintian
that is in a position to warn about overrides doesn't have any idea who
the maintainer is.
It will be easier in the future, so I could revisit this later.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>