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Re: Draft: simple update description guidelines



On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 09:25:52PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Instead of requiring new levels of over-pure whiteness of new packages,
> please focus on how the existing morass can be improved.

I think you're right on the money here.

But we can learn from Debian.  Debian rebuild the whole repository
continuously, so that FTBFS bugs are found earlier.  More importantly
they run scripts over existing packages to identify bugs (packages
which are not consistent with the guidelines) and are not afraid to
raise mass-bugs about them.

For example:

 - packages that fail lintian checks (the Debian equivalent of rpmlint)
 - scripts which check licenses on individual source files in each
   package
 - checks which look for MIA packagers (who haven't responded to bug
   reports for years for example)
 - file conflicts

Rich.

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