Lintian ReportsBETA


A field in debian/control has an extension prefix but is also known without it.

Extension prefixes like XS-* or XC-* allow experimental fields to propagate to the right place when packages are built with dpkg. In this case, however, the field is also known without the prefix. In all likelihood the field was permanently adopted, and dpkg learned how to deal with it.

Please consider removing the extension prefix for the field name.

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.112.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 25e9483. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/control/field/adopted.

Visibility: info

Renamed from:
  • xs-testsuite-field-in-debian-control
  • xs-vcs-field-in-debian-control
  • xc-package-type-in-debian-control

The following 4634 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 6353 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.