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Re: The wider implications of debhelper/dbus breakage

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 11:19:50AM +0200, Steffen Moeller wrote:
> Not? Was the originally uploaded package correct? Amazing. Hm. Then,
> it should be lintian errors that denote a build as a failure, indeed,
> and these should somehow be detected by the mechanism that uploads the
> packages ... not by the buildd admin.

It's impossible to catch every issue in an automated way. There are
things that can be caught (such as, /maybe/, this), but you have to deal
with the fact that some things will still slip through the cracks.

I'm also not at all sure whether sbuild runs lintian during the build.
Perhaps that would be good, though.

The biometric identification system at the gates of the CIA headquarters
works because there's a guard with a large gun making sure no one is
trying to fool the system.

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