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Re: NEW processing

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:
> On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 05:03:49PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> There should be no minor-severity bugs that result in lintian errors.
>> If there are, that's a bug in Lintian.  Please report it.  The lowest
>> threshold that produces an E tag is severity: important, likelihood:
>> possible.

> I know this is the current lintian policy on E vs. W, but that this
> wasn't the case historically.  Is this the case for lintian 1.24?  I
> believe that's the version in use on ftp-master currently.  (It also
> appears to be the version that will be shipping with lenny?)

It's been the rough goal for a while, although we've become much clearer
about it recently.  I think 1.24 should generally be okay, although of
course bugs have been fixed since then.

> And even under the new classification, "possibly important" bugs are
> still a far cry from things that should be treated as reasons for
> rejects, IMHO.

Sure, which is why ftp-master is only going to use a specific list of
tags.  Joerg came to us and asked for the facility for exactly that

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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