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Wexecutable-not-elf-or-script

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check executable.

Visibility: warning

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.

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The following 332 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 3630 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 317 overrides. The tag performed 91% of the time.