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embedded-library

The given ELF object appears to have been statically linked to a library. Doing this is strongly discouraged due to the extra work needed by the security team to fix all the extra embedded copies or trigger the package rebuilds, as appropriate.

If the package uses a modified version of the given library it is highly recommended to coordinate with the library's maintainer to include the changes on the system version of the library.

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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 libraries/embedded.

Visibility: error

The following 95 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 347 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 235 overrides. The tag performed 32% of the time.