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Idebian-rules-contains-unnecessary-get-orig-source-target

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.244. That is the most recent version we know about.

This package's debian/rules file contains a get-orig-source target that appears to be unnecessary. For example, the package might simply contain a single call to uscan(1).

Such calls are not ideal; maintainers should be able to call uscan with their own choice of options and they additionally encourage the proliferation of boilerplate code across the archive.

Since Debian Policy 4.1.4, packages are encouraged to migrate to uscan and a Files-Excluded header in the debian/copyright file.

Refer to the uscan(1) manual page for details.

Visibility: info

Check: debian/rules

The following 616 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 616 times.

We found 5 overrides. The tag performed 99% of the time.