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Re: Must and should: new proposal (was: Re: Must and should again)

On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 10:49:14AM +0100, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> Did the ftpadmins ever consider the possibility of running lintian on
> packages before allowing them into unstable?  I vaguely remember that
> being discussed in the past.

(speaking from my experience as ftpadmin in the past)

They did, but Lintian itself was not ready for it until recently.
For example, an easy way for maintainers to add their own overrides
was needed.

In practice, Lintian is usually run over packages that have to be
confirmed, and not over packages that are installed automatically.

I think Lintian is ready for it now, but if the archive scripts use
it then they should have a specific list of Lintian tags that are
grounds for rejection.

Richard Braakman

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