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Wdebian-rules-is-symlink

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.262. That is the most recent version we know about.

The file debian/rules is a symlink instead of a regular file. This is unnecessary and makes package checking and manipulation more difficult. If the rules file should be available in the source package under multiple names, make debian/rules the real file and the other names symlinks to it.

This problem may have prevented Lintian from performing other checks, leading to undetected changelog errors.

Visibility: warning

Check: debian/rules

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.