Lintian Reports

E file-in-root-and-usr

All reports of file-in-root-and-usr for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The package ships two files with the same name installed both in /{bin,sbin,lib*}/ and /usr/{bin,sbin,lib*}/. This is incompatible with the merged /usr directories scheme.

Packages with conflicting files must remove one of them if possible or make it a symlink to the other and manage the links in the maintainer scripts.

Refer to and for details.

Severity: error

Check: usrmerge

This tag has not been emitted in any package tested by Lintian.