REVU: Automated Package Checks

Nathan Handler nhandler at
Fri Jan 23 01:21:44 GMT 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 7:12 PM, James Westby <jw+debian at> wrote:
> For lintian there are lintian overrides.
> It won't solve the issue of e.g. checking installability when someone
> uploads two packages, one of which depends on the other.

That is true James. Technically, if I recall correctly, packages
should be lintian clean before being uploaded to the repositories. For
warnings/errors that do not matter, you can override them. However,
there are many packages that have been uploaded that are not lintian
clean. The question is, should we allow this bad practice to continue,
or should we enforce that packages be lintian clean? I have a feeling
that new contributors will not care much either way, but that certain
developers will have an issue with requiring that all packages be
lintian clean (or have an override).

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