Re: The wider implications of stuffing the NEW queue with issues it was not designed for.
On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 07:15:56PM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> There are a great many Debian changelog messages along the lines of “made
> change foo to keep Lintian happy” as though that were the only readon why
> such a change would be beneficial. Apart from being bloody useless, that
> kind of changelog message strongly implies that the writer hasn't bothered
> to understand why Lintian was programmed to complain about the issue in the
> first place.
I've been guilty of this a few times. However, the lintian test in question
was one that checked for a valid copyright line, and the fix was to bodge the
existing valid copyright lines to match the test's regex.