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This package selects a custom compression level or algorithm in debian/source/options. 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.

For more information please consult:

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 8ab6976. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/source-dir.

Visibility: warning

Renamed from:
  • debian-source-options-has-custom-compression-settings

The following 60 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 88 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.