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W debian-rules-should-not-use-custom-compression-settings

All reports of debian-rules-should-not-use-custom-compression-settings for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The debian/rules file for this package has a call to dh_builddeb(1) that specifies a custom compression level or algorithm.

Whilst higher levels may reduce the size of big files, they have the side effect of consuming a lot of memory during both compression and extraction. This can not only also waste time unnecessarily, it can cause packages to FTBFS or even fail to install in resource-constrained environments or architectures.

Please remove the call and let dpkg-deb(1) select suitable defaults.

Refer to https://bugs.debian.org/829100 and the dpkg-deb(1) manual page for details.

Severity: warning

Check: debian/rules

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