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Re: Lintian based autorejects

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> In addition, some important questions are left unanswered. I reproduce
> here the one from Brian May, which I think is very relevant and was
> asked in many different ways, and always ignored:

>     [🔎] 20091102084201.GA15187@microcomaustralia.com.au">http://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/[🔎] 20091102084201.GA15187@microcomaustralia.com.au

>     I want to perform a NMU upload on a package, say to fix a security
>     issue, or some other major issue (as allowed by NMUs).
>     Unfortunately the package fails lintian checks required to perform
>     an upload.
>     Since this is a NMU though, I am not suppose to make unrelated changes.
>     What do I do?

Surely the answer to that question is obvious: fix the bugs Lintian is
finding that prevent upload.  They're the equivalent of RC bugs (not
precisely the same, but similar), which if you're already doing an NMU are
certainly fair game.

This answer is independent of what we decide should go into that set of

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

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