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Wabsolute-symlink-in-top-level-folder

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.264. That is the most recent version we know about.

Symlinks to files which are in the same top-level directory should be relative according to policy. (In other words, a link in /usr to another file in /usr should be relative, while a link in /usr to a file in /etc should be absolute.)

If you use debhelper, running dh_link after creating the package structure will fix this problem for you.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.5 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: files/symbolic-links

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The following 9 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 167 times.

We found 23 overrides. The tag performed 86% of the time.