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A rule in the debian/rules file for this package calls the package's clean or distclean target with a line like:

-$(MAKE) distclean or $(MAKE) -i distclean

The leading "-" or the option -i tells make to ignore all errors. Normally this is done for packages using Autoconf since Makefile may not exist. However, this line ignores all other error messages, not just the missing Makefile error. It's better to use:

[ ! -f Makefile ] || $(MAKE) distclean

so that other error messages from the clean or distclean rule will still be caught (or just remove the "-" if the package uses a static makefile).

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 3410a22. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/rules.

Visibility: warning

The following 68 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 74 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.