Lintian ReportsBETA

Lintian is an expert system. It combines the knowledge of thousands of contributors to serve you.

We provide friendly packaging advice for the benefit of maintainers.™ Some love it, some hate it—but everyone listens.

This web site provides the results for packages in the Debian archive. You can also run Lintian locally on your own equipment by using the lintian package.

Thanks to all our contributors! You help to make Lintian better for everyone.

Special credit belongs to the nice folks on #perl-help, especially Grinnz and mst. Without them, Lintian would not be what it is. We also relied on the amazing help available on #postgres. Furthermore, many thanks to the great people on #haskell, especially dsal and maerwald. The hints you see were generated by runners that work better because of them. The HTML and CSS you see benefitted from the friendly advice of FunkyBob on #css. Thank you, all!

Finally, a huge thanks to the good folks of the Debian System Administration team for hosting this next-generation website for Lintian hints on their equipment.


“I didn’t run Lintian during the test build because it didn’t seem like anything could go wrong” —Žigmund Branimír Hronsecký, a pseudonym