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Re: Lintian based autorejects

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 03:06:07PM +0100, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> we are turning on lintian based autorejects within the next few days.
> This means that packages failing a defined set of lintian tags will no
> longer be accepted into the archive, but get rejected immediately.
> This should help to get rid of the worst policy violations before
> wasting time and resources of other people.
> Those automated rejects will only be done on sourceful uploads to
> unstable and experimental.

I've noticed that for DELAYED/XX uploads, the lintian rejects are
triggered not when the package hits DELAYED/XX, but rather when the
package eventually hits the archive. The annoyance of this is that the
uploader losts "focus" on the specific fix.

Any chance/plan to fix this so that lintian rejects are checked at
DELAYED entrance time? (sorry if it has been asked before, I didn't find
it with a quick in the thread)

If for some architectural reasons this is hard / not worth to fix, I
guess we can alternatively add a corresponding check to dput, which
refuses to upload when it finds non-overridden fatal lintian errors
(unless --forced or something).


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