Lintian Reports

I development-package-ships-elf-binary-in-path

All reports of development-package-ships-elf-binary-in-path for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

This development package (ie. from the libdevel section of the archive) installs an ELF binary within $PATH.

Commonly, executables in development packages provide values that are relevant for using the library. Source packages that use such development packages tend to execute those executables to discover how to use the library.

When performing a cross build, host architecture binaries are generally not executable. However, development packages need to be installed on the host architecture so such files are useless.

An alternative approach is to use pkg-config(1) or potentially splitting architecture-independent development tools into a separate package that can be marked Multi-Arch: foreign.

Refer to and for details.

Severity: minor, Certainty: possible

Check: binaries, Type: binary, udeb

This tag is marked experimental, which means that the code that generates it is not as well-tested as the rest of Lintian and might still give surprising results. Feel free to ignore experimental tags that do not seem to make sense, though of course bug reports are always welcome.

Emitted (non-overridden): 100, overridden: 1, total: 101

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

chipmunk-dev 6.1.5-1+b1 (binary) (Debian Games Team <>)

clearsilver-dev 0.10.5-4+b1 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

geis-tools 2.2.17-1.2+b1 (binary) (Stephen M. Webb <>)

grail-tools 3.1.1-2 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

liba52-0.7.4-dev 0.7.4-20 (binary) (Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>)

liballegro4-dev 2: (binary) (Debian Games Team <>)

libaria-demo 2.8.0+repack-1.2+b1 (binary) (Srećko Jurić-Kavelj <>)

libassa-3.5-5-dev 3.5.1-7 (binary) (Shane McDonald <>)

libbg-dev 2.04+dfsg-2 (binary) (Dmitry Bogatov <>)

libbg-dev 2.04+dfsg-2+b1 (binary) (Dmitry Bogatov <>)

libbogl-dev 0.1.18-14 (binary) (Samuel Thibault <>)

libcpluff0-dev 0.1.4+dfsg1-1+b3 (binary) (Johannes Lehtinen <>)

libcubew-dev 4.4~rc2-1 (binary) (Debian HPC Team <>)

libdbuskit-dev 0.1.1-3+b2 (binary) (Debian GNUstep maintainers <>)

libdkim-dev 1:1.0.21-4+b1 (binary) (Magnus Holmgren <>)

libdumbnet-dev 1.12-9 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libfox-1.6-dev 1.6.57-1 (binary) (Fabian Wolff <>)

libfreesrp-dev 0.3.0-2 (binary) (A. Maitland Bottoms <>)

libgcrypt20-dev 1.8.5-3 (binary) (Debian GnuTLS Maintainers <>)

libgpgme-dev 1.13.1-1 (binary) (Debian GnuPG Maintainers <>)

libgss-dev 1.0.3-4 (binary) (Debian GSS Team <>)

libgusb-dev 0.3.0-1 (binary) (Michal Čihař <>)

libhtmlcxx-dev 0.86-1.3 (binary) (Ludovico Cavedon <>)

libiec61883-dev 1.2.0-3 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libirman-dev 0.5.2-5 (binary) (Debian Lirc Team <>)

libixp-dev 0.6~20121202+hg148-2+b1 (binary) (Andrew Shadura <>)

libjsonrpccpp-tools 0.7.0-1+b3 (binary) (Peter Spiess-Knafl <>)

libkf5kjs-dev 5.62.0-1 (binary) (Debian/Kubuntu Qt/KDE Maintainers <>)

liblopsub-dev 1.0.3-2 (binary) (Andre Noll <>)

libmozjs-52-dev 52.9.1-1+b1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

libmozjs-60-dev 60.8.0-2 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

libmrml1-dev 0.1.14+ds-1 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libqb-dev 1.0.5-1 (binary) (Debian HA Maintainers <>) overridden

librep-dev 0.92.7-1+b1 (binary) (Jose M Calhariz <>)

libruli-bin 0.33-1.1+b2 (binary) (Everton da Silva Marques <>)

libsc-dev 2.3.1-19 (binary) (Debichem Team <>)

libswe-dev (binary) (Paul Elliott <>)

libswiften-dev 3.0.4-1.1 (binary) (Swift Package Maintainer <>)

libtemplates-parser12-dev 19-3 (binary) (Ludovic Brenta <>)

libtextwrap-dev 0.1-14.2 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libtolua++5.1-dev 1.0.93-3+b1 (binary) (Vincent Cheng <>)

libtolua-dev 5.2.0-1+b1 (binary) (Jimmy Kaplowitz <>)

libtowitoko-dev 2.0.7-9+b1 (binary) (Simon Richter <>)

libtranscript-dev 0.3.3-1 (binary) (Gertjan Halkes <>)

libtranscript-dev 0.3.3-1+b1 (binary) (Gertjan Halkes <>)

libwnck-3-dev 3.32.0-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

libxgks-dev 2.6.1+dfsg.2-5+b1 (binary) (Alastair McKinstry <>)

libxmlrpc-core-c3-dev 1.33.14-8+b1 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libykclient-dev 2.15-2+b1 (binary) (Debian Authentication Maintainers <>)

libyubikey-dev 1.13-4 (binary) (Debian Authentication Maintainers <>)

lv2-c++-tools 1.0.5-4+b1 (binary) (Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>)

mtdev-tools 1.1.5-1.1 (binary) (Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <>)

ntfs-3g-dev 1:2017.3.23AR.3-3 (binary) (Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <>)

ntfs-3g-dev 1:2017.3.23AR.4-1 (binary) (Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <>)