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Wabsolute-symbolic-link-target-in-source

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.318. That is the most recent version we know about.

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.

Visibility: warning

Check: files/symbolic-links

The following 46 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 222 times.

We found 27 overrides. The tag performed 88% of the time.