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Re: Lintian pickiness and packaging improvements (was: RFS: ampache (updated package))

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> wrote:

> Please join me in public embarrassment of those who write changelog
> entries saying “make Lintian happy”, etc.
> Lintian is not a deity to be appeased; it's a tool reporting that the
> package might need fixing for explicit *reasons*, formulated by fellow
> developers. The changelog entry for the fix should not even mention
> Lintian and should speak only to the reason given for the check.

Sounds like a target for a new lintian check ;)

We are getting off-topic now, my apologies for starting that with my
initial mail.



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