REVU: Automated Package Checks

Nathan Handler nhandler at
Fri Jan 23 00:44:31 GMT 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 6:31 PM, Loïc Martin <loic.martin3 at> wrote:
> What happens when lintian (or another automated check) throws an error,
> but that error is not justified? I've seen the case for all cdemu
> related packages (for example
> ) where
> lintian reports an error but according to the packager (and my newbie
> review ;) ) the error is bogus. Maybe it would be possible to get
> overrides after asking on IRC for a MOTU to check it (even without
> reviewing the whole package, just checking the error)?

I actually had thought about this issue a bit. This lintian error that
you mention is not the only instance of a package that is not lintian
clean that is technically correct. The issue is, I personally can't
think of any reliable way to check for these cases. Having a MOTU
check the error is certainly possible, but I would prefer to keep this
as automated as possible. This is one reason that I sent an email to
the mailing list; I am hoping that someone can come up with an
efficient way to handle these exceptions.

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