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debian-rules-uses-wrong-environment-variable

The rules file appears to be reading or modifying a variable not intended for use by package maintainers.

The special variables DEB_*FLAGS_{SET,APPEND} can be used by users who want to re-compile Debian packages with special (or non-standard) build flags.

Please use the DEB_*FLAGS_MAINT_{SET,APPEND} flags instead.

For more information please consult:

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 2.112.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 25e9483. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/rules.

Visibility: warning

Renamed from:
  • debian-rules-should-not-use-or-modify-user-only-variable

The following 1 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 1 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.