Lintian Reports

W absolute-symbolic-link-target-in-source

All reports of absolute-symbolic-link-target-in-source for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

This symlink in a patched source tree points to an absolute target. It happens sometimes when people point toward /dev/null, but that can and should be done in the installation package instead. It is no problem there. The source package is considered unanchored and should not contain any absolute file references.

Please remove the symbolic link from the source package or point it to a a location inside the patched source tree.

Severity: warning

Check: files/symbolic-links

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