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Re: Lintian based autorejects

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 01:15:57AM +0100, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
>>> E: ftp-master: section-is-dh_make-template
>>> Sections in source packages have minimal impact; the section that matters is
>>> the one specified in the archive override.  There's no reason that the
>>> invalid default value given by dh_make should result in a package being
>>> rejected, when arbitrary other values for the field would not.  Please drop
>>> this check.
>> We tend to simply reject such packages from NEW. So the maintainer can
>> see it instantly triggered this way or has to wait until NEW is
>> processed. I tend to think this way is better.
> I would agree with you except for two things:
> - the check will also be applied to existing packages in the archive which
>   already have overrides, where the source package's section doesn't really
>   matter
> - the check only worries about the default template value, and ignores the
>   infinite variety of other possible invalid section values
> Is there a way the check could be applied only to new packages?

Is there any package in the archive that is triggering this tag? It seems to me
there isn't, so it would already be the case this tag would only be applied for
new packages:



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