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Wexecutable-not-elf-or-script

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.244. That is the most recent version we know about.

This executable file is not an ELF format binary, and does not start with the #! sequence that marks interpreted scripts. It might be a sh script that fails to name /bin/sh as its shell, or it may be incorrectly marked as executable. Sometimes upstream files developed on Windows are marked unnecessarily as executable on other systems.

If you are using debhelper to build your package, running dh_fixperms will often correct this problem for you.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.4 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: scripts

The following 315 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 3356 times.

We found 441 overrides. The tag performed 87% of the time.