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Re: lintian errors/warnings on ddpo-by-mail emails

Raphael Geissert <atomo64+debian@gmail.com> writes:
> Lucas Nussbaum wrote:

>> Then how about sending a mail if one of the packages has (serious,
>> certain) lintian errors?

> Lintian currently still uses the EWI code when generating the report
> which later udd imports. This file lacks the severity and certainty
> information, which means it would be necessary to keep a local copy of
> lintian in sync with lintian.d.o's version so that they both match.
> Not impossible, but doesn't feel right.

We can make available a better file, too.  I've thought about that off
and on, but never had time to figure out just what should be in the file.

> I think I agree with zack; issues should be reported or the certainty
> and severity tweaked.

I think there's quite a bit that's wrong about the certainty right now.
The severity I'm more confident about, but there are a bunch of
certainty: certain tags with a bunch of overrides, which is clearly

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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