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Ilibrary-package-name-for-application

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

This package contains a program in $PATH but is named like a library. E.g. instead of libfoo-bar-perl it should be named just foo-bar.

People tend to skip library-like named packages when looking for applications in the package list and hence wouldn't notice this package. See the reference for some (not perl-specific) reasoning.

In case the program in $PATH is only a helper tool and the package is primarily a library, please add a Lintian override for this tag.

Refer to https://perl-team.pages.debian.net/policy.html#Package_Naming_Policy for details.

This tag is experimental.

Visibility: info

Check: application-not-library

The following 892 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 912 times.

We found 60 overrides. The tag performed 93% of the time.