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Re: New lintian warning: mailing-list-obsolete-in-debian-infrastructure Debian Med Packaging Team <debian-med-packaging@lists.alioth.debian.org>

On Fri, 2020-04-24 at 09:56 +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi,
> today I've seen the first time this new lintian warning:
>    mailing-list-obsolete-in-debian-infrastructure Debian Med Packaging
> Team <debian-med-packaging@lists.alioth.debian.org>
> I wonder whether we could this set from severity Warning to Pedandic.
> The point is that this address works not only as maintainer but rather
> as key in several infrastrutural use case like database queries etc.
> The only reason that would convince me that a change is needed would
> be
> that the redirect to alioth-lists.debian.net would not work any more
> at
> some foreseable point of time.  So please note:  I would not mind
> about
> automatically replacing that address with something non-obsolete since
> we try to do some turnover of all (about 1000) Debian Med packages per
> release.  But once we start this change several tools will stop
> working
> reliably.  This is to much effort for something that looks cosmetical
> in
> my eyes.  So if you insist that this should be at severity warning
> I'll
> probably rather add a lintian override automatically for all our
> packages rather than automatically change the maintainer address.
> Kind regards
>        Andreas.


See: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=958182




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