Package: lintian Version: 2.7.0 Severity: wishlist Hi!
As the maintainer of dpkg, I do not agree at all (well I'd go as far as to consider them to be just bogus :) with the rationale and conclusions that were arrived to get the package-uses-vendor-specific-patch-series tag implemented. But the above is sadly besides the point here, given the authority that was wielded to force this through. The reach of this tag should have been exclusively up to the Debian archive, and not apply to any local runs, or derivatives, etc. So, I'd appreciate very much to see this tag emitted exclusively when running lintian on lintian.d.o and Debian's ftp-master (possibly for Ubuntu too, given their complaints) as part of its acceptance checks. But not when running locally or for any other derivatives, because both dpkg and lintian are used beyond Debian, where that ruling should have no reach. Thanks, Guillem