Source: lintian
Version: 2.5.30+deb8u3
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds@lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: toolchain
X-Debbugs-Cc: reproducible-builds@lists.alioth.debian.org

Hi,

Given the recent work on the "reproducible builds" effort [1], I
think it would be a good idea to increase the severity -- and thus
the visibility -- of the package-contains-timestamped-gzip tag.

My loose rationale is that assuming that most maintainers would now
be fine with receiving a bug with a patch correcting such an issue,
it is reasonable for this to be a bit "louder" in Lintian.

 [1]: https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds


Regards,

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diff --git a/checks/files.desc b/checks/files.desc
index c6b8949..0152d87 100644
--- a/checks/files.desc
+++ b/checks/files.desc
@@ -1585,7 +1585,7 @@ Info: This package ships a PKCS#11 module configuration 
file under
  convention and may ignore them in the future.
 
 Tag: package-contains-timestamped-gzip
-Severity: wishlist
+Severity: normal
 Certainty: certain
 Info: The package contains a gzip-compressed file that has timestamps.
  Such files make the packages unreproducible, because their
diff --git a/t/tests/files-gzip/tags b/t/tests/files-gzip/tags
index e003044..4e467c7 100644
--- a/t/tests/files-gzip/tags
+++ b/t/tests/files-gzip/tags
@@ -1,3 +1,3 @@
-I: files-gzip: package-contains-timestamped-gzip etc/good.gz
+W: files-gzip: package-contains-timestamped-gzip etc/good.gz
 W: files-gzip: gz-file-not-gzip etc/bad.gz
 W: files-gzip: gz-file-not-gzip usr/share/doc/files-gzip/changelog.gz
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