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Wbreakout-link

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.318. That is the most recent version we know about.

The named link is in /usr/lib and points to higher location in the file system, or traverses through one.

At least for /usr/lib, it is usually an error and may confuse some tools.

To escape this check, links in /usr/lib must point to targets in the same directory or a subdirectory thereof.

Lateral connections to the same level in /usr/lib are not allowed if they traverse through a higher directory, because in a typical multi-lib layout that might point to another architecture.

Please refer to Bug#243158 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: files/hierarchy/links

The following 1548 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 8128 times.

We found 876 overrides. The tag performed 89% of the time.