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Re: Possibly excessive lintian warnings (was: NEW processing)

On Thu, 04 Dec 2008 01:00:17 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
Sune Vuorela <nospam@vuorela.dk> writes:

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.

This is severity: minor, certainty: certain, which currently *barely*
makes the W threshold.  I think a very good argument could be made
that this is actually severity: wishlist, which would downgrade it to
an I. I'm copying debian-lint-maint to see what the other Lintian
maintainers think.

As I mentioned to Sune on IRC last night, the quilt tag's severity was copied from the equivalent dpatch tag (which was originally implemented as a warning and then moved to minor/certain during the transition).

I've no problem with downgrading the severity, although we should make a corresponding change to the dpatch tag at the same time, unless there's some reason it's particularly worse for a dpatch to be missing a description.

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