Lintian Reports

W missing-debian-source-format

All reports of missing-debian-source-format for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

Explicitly selecting a source format by putting the format in debian/source/format is recommended. This allows for future removal of the 1.0 default for the package source format and, depending on the source format, may allow unambiguous declaration of whether this package is native or non-native.

If you don't have a reason to stay with the old format for this package, please consider switching to "3.0 (quilt)" (for packages with a separate upstream tarball) or to "3.0 (native)" (for Debian native packages).

If you wish to keep using the old format, please create that file and put "1.0" in it to be explicit about the source package version. If you have problems with the 3.0 format, the dpkg maintainers are interested in hearing, at, the (technical) reasons why the new formats do not suit you.

Refer to the dpkg-source(1) manual page and for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: debian/source-dir, Type: source

Emitted (non-overridden): 3, overridden: 0, total: 3

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.

funnelweb-doc 3.2d-4 (source) (Yann Dirson <>)

gcc-defaults 1.185.1 (source) (Debian GCC Maintainers <>)

gerstensaft 0.3-4.2 (source) (Martin Schulze <>)