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Wabsolute-symbolic-link-target-in-source

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.108.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit a1e47cb. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/symbolic-links.

Visibility: warning

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.

The following 46 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 221 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 30 overrides. The tag performed 86% of the time.