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Wabsolute-symlink-in-top-level-folder

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 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/symbolic-links.

Visibility: warning

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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.

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The following 9 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 167 times (in any Lintian version).

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