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Re: Lintian based autorejects

Le Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 07:35:04PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava a écrit :
>         Can we identify people who might feel like second class citizens
>  when an effort is made to improve bad packages?  I am pretty sure
>  Debian would be improved.

I think that some of these checks are ‘bikeshedding’ my work as a packager,
enforcing a parallel and undocumented Policy, and lessering the usefuleness of
Lintian now that some Lintian warnings are FTPmaster errors and vice-versa.

I will not oppose further, but I think that this effort is mostly a waste of
time and increasing of bureaucracy. It also creates a more complex mechanism at
our archive level, which raises the bar for new contributors.

I really feel sorry for the Lintian maintianers who will get most of the flames
in the future.


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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