Lintian Reports

W custom-compression-in-debian-rules

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.

Visibility: warning

Check: debian/rules

These source packages in the archive trigger the tag.