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Iapplication-in-library-section

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.55. 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 application-not-library.

This tag is experimental.

Visibility: info

This package contains a binary in $PATH but is in a section just thought for libraries. It likely should be in another section like e.g. utils, text, devel, misc, etc., but not in e.g. perl, ruby or python.

People tend to skip these package sections when looking for applications in the package list and hence wouldn't notice this package.

In case the program in $PATH is only a helper tool and the package is primarily a library, please add a Lintian override for this tag.

The following 1136 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 1157 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 73 overrides. The tag performed 94% of the time.