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Iarch-dep-package-has-big-usr-share

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.109.22. That is the most recent version we know about.

The package has a significant amount of architecture-independent data (over 4MB, or over 2MB and more than 50% of the package) in /usr/share but is an architecture-dependent package. This is wasteful of mirror space and bandwidth since it means distributing multiple copies of this data, one for each architecture.

If the data in /usr/share is not architecture-independent, this is a Policy violation that should be fixed by moving the data elsewhere (usually /usr/lib).

Please refer to Debian Developer's Reference section 6.7.5 for details.

Visibility: info

Check: huge-usr-share

The following 289 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 297 times.

We found 12 overrides. The tag performed 96% of the time.