[Mageia-dev] Rpmlint configuration, false positives

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Wed Jan 4 21:17:55 CET 2012

Am 27.08.2011 22:19, schrieb Michael Scherer:
> Le samedi 27 août 2011 à 22:06 +0200, Florian Hubold a écrit :
>> Am 04.03.2011 22:30, schrieb Michael Scherer:
>>> But we can filter and configure it to be a little more perfect.
>>> In a rather autocratic fashion, as the maintainer of rpmlint ( both packages
>>> and uptream ), as a packager representative, and as a apprentice dictator
>>> ( since there is lots of open position in this sector since a few weeks ),
>>> I propose that this become the canonical source for rpmlint configuration.
>>> In practice, that mean that false positives will have to be added there,
>>> that stuff that are noted as errors need to be set in that package, and
>>> any policy changes must be made there.
>>> So the question is "how do we deal with evolution ( ie, how do we decide
>>> something is now a error, or no longer one".
>>> Traditionally, packagers didn't care at all, and so the configuration bitrotted
>>> since a long time, and people didn't used it, and I just added false positives
>>> when packagers notified it ( ie, almost never, except when I noticed some of 
>>> them ).
>>> I suspect that my lack of communication around that didn't help ( and so
>>> people didn't knew they could ask for adding a false positive to the list
>>> of error to ignore ).
>>> Yet, I think we can do better, so feel free to suggest any mad idea for this.
>> What about the following, AFAIK those are deprecated and rpmlint shouldn't 
>> complain about:
Stumbled upon two more false positives, when using %setup_compile_flags
during %build, presumably because it also starts with %setup:

W: setup-not-quiet

W: setup-not-in-prep

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