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Wdebian-changelog-file-is-a-symlink

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.55. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.108.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit a1e47cb. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/changelog.

Visibility: warning

The Debian changelog file is a symlink to a file in a different directory or not found in this package. Please don't do this. It makes package checking and manipulation unnecessarily difficult. Because it was a symlink, the Debian changelog file was not checked for other problems. (Symlinks to another file in /usr/share/doc/pkg or a subdirectory thereof are fine and should not trigger this warning.)

To refer to the changelog, copyright, and other documentation files of another package that this one depends on, please symlink the entire /usr/share/doc/pkg directory rather than individual files.

The following 43 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 58 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 14 overrides. The tag performed 76% of the time.