For some time, Rust libraries used empty installation packages with long Provides lines in their control files to deal with peculiarities in Rust packaging. It is no longer considered acceptable because it strains our archive infrastructure.
Rust packages should not be empty and merely declare a Provides control
field. Instead, please merge such packages into the main installation
package. When using
debcargo, this can usually be achieved by
collapse_features = true to the
You can see some examples here:
- https://sources.debian.org/src/rust-dbus/0.9.0-2/debian/control/ - https://sources.debian.org/src/rust-x11rb/0.7.0-1/debian/control/
The decision to burden the Rust packaging team with that extra step was made after weighing all possible alternatives.
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 fd97859. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check languages/rust.