Lintian Reports

W excessive-priority-for-library-package

All reports of excessive-priority-for-library-package for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The given package appears to be a library package, but it has "Priority" of "required", "important", or "standard".

In general, a library package should only get pulled in on a system because some other package depends on it; no library package needs installation on a system where nothing uses it.

Please update debian/control and downgrade the severity to, for example, Priority: optional.

Severity: normal, Certainty: possible

Check: fields, Type: binary, udeb, source

Evolution of the excessive-priority-for-library-package Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the excessive-priority-for-library-package tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 52, overridden: 0, total: 52

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

libacl1 2.2.52-3+b1 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libattr1 1:2.4.47-2+b2 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libbz2-1.0 1.0.6-9 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libcap2 1:2.25-1.2 (binary) (Christian Kastner <>)

libdb5.3 5.3.28+dfsg1-0.2 (binary) (Debian Berkeley DB Group <>)

libevent-2.0-5 2.0.21-stable-3 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libevent-2.1-6 2.1.8-stable-4 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libgc1c2 1:7.6.4-0.4 (binary) (Christoph Egger <>)

libgssglue1 0.4-2+b2 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libident 0.22-3.1 (binary) (Paul Slootman <>)

libkeyutils1 1.5.9-9.3 (binary) (Christian Kastner <>)

liblockfile1 1.14-1.1 (binary) (Miquel van Smoorenburg <>)

liblzma5 5.2.2-1.3 (binary) (Jonathan Nieder <>)

libmnl-dev 1.0.4-2 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libmnl0 1.0.4-2 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libnfsidmap2 0.25-5.1 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libpci3 1:3.5.2-1 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libpcre3 2:8.39-11 (binary) (Matthew Vernon <>)

libreadline7 7.0-5 (binary) (Matthias Klose <>)

libreadline8 8.0-1 (binary) (Matthias Klose <>)

librpcsecgss3 0.19-7+b2 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libsasl2-2 2.1.27~rc8-1 (binary) (Debian Cyrus Team <>)

libsasl2-modules-db 2.1.27~rc8-1 (binary) (Debian Cyrus Team <>)

libtasn1-6 4.13-3 (binary) (Debian GnuTLS Maintainers <>)

libtirpc1 0.2.5-1.3 (binary) (Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>)

libwrap0 7.6.q-27 (binary) (Marco d'Itri <>)