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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.328. That is the most recent version we know about.

This package calls dh_builddeb(1) to select a custom compression level or algorithm in debian/rules. Please remove the call and let dpkg-deb(1) select suitable defaults.

Custom compression settings are usually chosen for one of two reasons:

Higher compression levels or more advanced algorithms shrink the sizes of large files, but they can cause problems in the resource constrained environments used in Debian's buildd infrastructure. For example, higher than expected memory consumption may trigger an FTBFS or a failure to install.

Lower compression levels or less advanced algorithms are sometimes needed to support older Debian version. Unfortunately, they also make it harder to change the defauls on an archive-wide basis.

Some legitimate use cases trigger this tag. Please override it.

Please refer to Bug#829100, Bug#906614, Bug#909696, and the dpkg-deb(1) manual page for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: debian/rules

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The following 65 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 68 times.

We found 7 overrides. The tag performed 90% of the time.