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lintian: please downgrade mailing-list-obsolete-in-debian-infrastructure warning

package: lintian
version: 2.67.0
x-debbugs-cc: Debian Med Project List <debian-med@lists.debian.org>, Debian Developers <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>, Debian Lintian Maintainers <lintian-maint@debian.org>, reproducible-builds@lists.alioth.debian.org

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 09:56:24AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> 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.

definitly, yes, filing this bug now.

> 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.

we also still use reproducible-builds@lists.alioth.debian.org as our maintainer
address for Reproducible Builds related packages and it's our advertised point
of contact for Debian related Reproducible Builds stuff and we don't have
any plan to change this any time soon.

It's true that some @lists.alioth.debian.org stopped working but *many* have
been migrated to alioth-lists.debian.net and continue to work as 
@lists.alioth.debian.org so this lintian warning creates tons of non-actionable
and doubtful (not to say false-positive) warnings.

Please change this and thank you for maintaining lintian!


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