This development package (ie. from the
libdevel section of
the archive) installs an ELF binary within
Commonly, executables in development packages provide values that are relevant for using the library. Source packages that use such development packages tend to execute those executables to discover how to use the library.
When performing a cross build, host architecture binaries are generally not executable. However, development packages need to be installed on the host architecture so such files are useless.
An alternative approach is to use
pkg-config(1) or potentially
splitting architecture-independent development tools into a separate
package that can be marked
For more information please consult:
The tag is present in Lintian version
That is the most recent version we know about.
We use semantic versions.
The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the
release tag in our Git
You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 25e9483. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check binaries/location.
This tag is experimental.