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

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 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 8053610. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/rules.

Visibility: info

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.

For more information please consult:

The following 584 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 584 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 4 overrides. The tag performed 99% of the time.