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autotools/long-lines

Upstream sources using autoconf have traditionally been distributed with generated ./configure scripts as well as other third-party m4 macro files such as libtool.

When paired with automake, there may also be some intermediate Makefile.in files.

A lot of sources potentially contain such files, but they are not actionable by either the Debian distributor or by the upstream maintainer.

As a side note, modern Debian build protocols will re-create many of those files via dh_autoreconf. They are present merely to aid in bootstrapping systems where the GNU suite may not yet be available.

Please refer to Bug#996740 for details.

This screen masks the tag very-long-line-length-in-source-file.

The screen is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the masking logic for this version at commit ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian screen autotools/long-lines.

The screen masked 3089 hints in 1654 source packages.

We also found 15 overrides. They can be removed.