Re: watch file - remove or only comments?
Dominik George <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I wonder what of these two options is the "correct" solution for an
> upstream that is not watch'able (e.g. has no release tarballs, etc.) -
> besides making upstream have release tarballs, that is ;):
> a) no watch file
> b) a watch file with only comments
Since a Lintian override file can also have comments on the override, I
* Compose an explanation why the ‘debian/watch’ file can't work, and
* Remove the empty ‘debian/watch’ file, and
* Override Lintian's ‘debian-watch-file-is-missing’ check, accompanied
by a comment with the above explanation.
> In case a), lintian complains and proposes to place a watch file with
> a comment explaining why it is otherwise empty .
I would like to see Lintian stop giving that advice, as I think it's
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