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Ilibrary-package-name-for-application

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.55. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.108.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit a1e47cb. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check application-not-library.

This tag is experimental.

Visibility: info

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.

For more information please consult:

The following 897 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 905 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 62 overrides. The tag performed 93% of the time.