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Re: Lintian based autorejects

* Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> [091103 17:32]:
> For packages that are now in the archive with lintian errors that would
> have prevented them to be uploaded, you're right. However, as a corner
> case, you can imagine a new lintian check added 10 years from now, and
> that check be used to refuse uploads. All packages upload starting from
> now to that moment might be prone to that error. That error would upload
> to upload NMUs which do not fix it (but possibly fix other serious
> errors).

If you do an NMU you hopefully will look at the lintian output of your
upload. With old or hardly maintained packages that will be complicated
because you have to look at the lintian messages for the unmodified
packages and for the modified packages and check if anything is new and
because of your modifications.

Having to fix some minor things that mostly need a trivial one-line fix
(like many in the list that started this massive subthread), that does
not really "prevent" the NMU.

	Bernhard R. Link

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