Lintian Reports

I older-source-format

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

This package uses an older source format. Please consider migrating to a more modern format.

The 3.x series of source formats have a number of advantages including superior compression formats, native patch handling, binary file support, multiple upstream tarballs, etc.

More information is available here:

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

Severity: wishlist, Certainty: certain

Check: debian/source-dir, Type: source

Emitted (non-overridden): 5, overridden: 0, total: 5

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.

dist 1:3.5-236-0.1 (source) (Manoj Srivastava <>)

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 <>)

libgraphics-colornames-perl 2.11-7.1 (source) (Manoj Srivastava <>)