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Debian packages should install nothing into /srv.

The specification for /srv states that its use is at the discretion of the local administrator. No package should rely on a particular layout.

Debian packages that install files there are unable to adjust to any local policy. They force a local administrator's hand.

If a package wishes to place data below /srv, it must do so in a way that permits the local administrator to select the folder (for example, through post-install configuration, setup scripts, debconf promps, or similar).

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 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/hierarchy/standard.

Visibility: error

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.