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Re: NEW processing

On 2008-12-03, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
> Sune Vuorela <nospam@vuorela.dk> writes:
>> And from my maintainer point of view, lintian becomes more and more
>> irrelevant, as it warns about more and more stupidities, so the real
>> issues is being hidden in the amount of crap outputted.
> If you think Lintian is warning about something that it shouldn't warn
> about, please report a bug.  In some cases, it may be that we think that
> you are not maintaining your package the way that we think you should
> based on our understanding of the general Debian consensus, but a lot of
> the time we just didn't realize.  So you should at least make us *say*
> that if that's really the case.  You might be surprised by us agreeing
> with you.  :)

Latest, the warning about quilt patches without any description. Sure it
is nice to have a description, but I don't need lintian to tell it.

and in other words, the latest package I uploaded:

$ lintian kdebase_3.5.9.dfsg.1-6_i386.changes  | wc --lines && lintian
kdebase_3.5.9.dfsg.1-6_i386.changes | tail -1
N: 58 tags overridden (32 errors, 26 warnings)

You are most welcome to join in and help fixing issues and especially
writing manpages.
and then, there is the ~1500 open bug reports.

Please stop making the lives for the developers harder. Especially the
idea about automatically rejecting based on lintian.


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