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To override or not to override?

* Gianfranco Costamagna <locutusofborg@debian.org>, 2016-01-15, 15:55:
lintian is wrong in this case, so there is no need to override it.

Um, no; on the contrary, Lintian being wrong is the only legitimate reason to add an override.

Here's how one should deal with Lintian tags:

if my package is buggy:
	if I'm being lazy:
		leave the tag un-overridden,
		(so that it serves as a reminder
		for the future less-lazy me)
		fix the package
	add override
	if Lintian could be fixed easily:
		file a bug against Lintian
		while Lintian is still buggy:
			wait patiently
		remove override

Jakub Wilk

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