Lintian Reports

E package-uses-vendor-specific-patch-series

All reports of package-uses-vendor-specific-patch-series for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The specified series file is a vendor-specific patch series file.

This is feature of dpkg that can be used to apply a different series of quilt patches when the source package is unpacked on different systems. However, since Debian source packages are usually treated as a pure transport format this can cause confusion and frustration.

Please migrate away from such series files and consider alternatives such differing source packages or modify the build process to behave conditionally or to conditionally patch files explicitly.

Refer to and for details.

Severity: important, Certainty: certain

Check: patch-systems, Type: source

Emitted (non-overridden): 4, overridden: 0, total: 4

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.

fail2ban 0.10.2-2.1 (source) (Yaroslav Halchenko <>)

libfreenect 1:0.5.3-1 (source) (Nicolas Bourdaud <>)

liferea 1.12.6-1 (source) (David Michael Smith <>)

smuxi 1.0.7-5 (source) (Mirco Bauer <>)