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Re: linhdd concerns

On Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 02:19:21PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> writes:
> >   or we could disallow the override of >= E: errors in lintian, and make
> > lintian reboot your computer, fill your gpg with /dev/random bits, and
> > install windows over your Debian if you override such errors.
> I'd love it if lintian were at a point where it would make sense to do
> that, but as a lintian maintainer, I'm afraid that it's not.  Not all
> errors are created equal, and some of them should legitimately be
> overridable.
> We've talked for quite a while about having finer-grained control over
> lintian messages than the current three-tier system, in part to allow
> something like this (automatic dak rejection on certain lintian errors,
> for instance), but I'm way short on time.  :/
> For example, to take the lintian error that started this thread, there are
> some arch: all packages in the archive with architecture-specific objects
> that at least on a cursory glance I couldn't declare wrong.  They're
> development packages for cross-compilation and the arch-specific objects
> are libraries for the target.  That seems like a legitimate case for a
> lintian override to me.

Also, BIOSes for emulators are candidates for such an override.


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