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Re: Bug#802298: Update on the bug

Bhuvan Krishna <bhuvan@swecha.net> writes:

> Between these are the 2 lintian warnings showing up for the package.

Note that neither of these tags are warnings:

> P: php-htmlawed source: debian-watch-may-check-gpg-signature
> P: php-htmlawed: no-upstream-changelog

The level of these is not “warning”. It is lower even than “info”. So
it's misleading to refer to those as “warnings”, they are not.

Both these tags are at level “pedantic”. From the Lintian man page for
the ‘--pedantic’ option:

    Pedantic tags are Lintian at its most pickiest and include checks
    for particular Debian packaging styles and checks that many people
    disagree with. Expect false positives and Lintian tags that you
    don't consider useful if you use this option.  Adding overrides for
    pedantic tags is probably not worth the effort.

Correct the code if you can, and document why (note that “because
Lintian said so” is not why, you need to understand the reasoning for
the tag and document *that's* what was fixed).

If you examine the reasoning and decide it's not something that can
reasonably be fixed, don't take any special action to avoid Lintian
reporting the tag.

E.g., if upstream don't provide GnuPG signatures for release tarballs,
you should ask them to do that – but until they do, you don't need to
change your Debian packaging.

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Ben Finney

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