Package maintainers -- want test results by mail?

seth vidal skvidal at
Wed Jun 2 16:27:51 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 19:07 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 June 2010, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 07:49 -0400, James Laska wrote:
> >
> > > Which packages do you maintain where the output has become unmanageable?
> > 
> > For myself, I really only think that the spell checks are intolerable.
> There have been some complaints about them.  I don't personally think that 
> they're quite intolerable and the noise level should decrease over time as the 
> spell checker dictionaries used by Enchant evolve, but if there's clear 
> consensus that they cause more harm than good, they can be disabled in future 
> default rpmlint package configs.  Until then, you can do for example:
> # Disable Enchant spell check:
> echo 'setOption("UseEnchant", False)' >> ~/.config/rpmlint
> # ...and if you want the internal feeble spell checker msgs gone too:
> echo 'addFilter("spelling-error")' >> ~/.config/rpmlint

I can personally see the advantage to having warning possible to disable
per-pkg/release by the package owners. So that various other powers that
be can see what's being filtered out - but so the packager doesn't get
annoyed by things which are not useful.

heck - I could even see making it so the optin dir could have a 'filter'
file with the filters in it - but I think that's a bit much engineering
for a first run at things. Especially when the goal is to have a results
database with better accounting of this info.


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