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W debian-control-file-is-a-symlink

The debian/control file is a symbolic link.

It is not recommended to use anything other than plain files for the required source files. Using links makes it harder to check and manipulate sources automatically.

If the file must be available under multiple names, please make debian/control the real file and let the other names point to it.

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.140. 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 23f836f. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/control/link.

Visibility: warning

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.