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

Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 01:43:55AM -0500, Raphael Geissert wrote:
>> Gregor is in favour of sending messages even if only lintian issues
>> exist, but Lucas doesn't like the idea.  What about something in
>> between? only errors if another issue exists for the same given
>> package? or only errors if there's an issue for any of the
>> co-/maintained packages?
> I'm fine with mentioning the lintian errors and warnings in the mail,
> with that not being a reason to send that email. However, only
> "certain" items should be mentioned that way (I know the certainty
> might be buggy, but everything can be, and that would be yet another
> chance to fix it).

I do only plan to mention the *number* of issues, just like in the demo of
my original email.

> Still, a answer you did receive and on which I did not get how you
> intend to proceed, is that serious/certain lintian errors should be
> reported as RC bugs and as such, will be "inherited" by the
> ddpo-by-mail message. What is your take on that?

Well, if at some point lintian serious/certain issues are reported then
there won't be much I could do to avoid including them in the
lintian-reported issues *count*.

> Given that you, presumably, have the code already, would you be willing to
> be the bug submitter?

Sure, why not.

> Do we want a process for that or automatic bug submission 
> (on the basis of the certainty being "certain")?

I'm not quite sure that's a good idea, yet. I would only be in favour of
automatic bug reporting after reaching a concensus on -devel.

Raphael Geissert - Debian Maintainer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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