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Wmissing-debian-source-format

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.109.6. That is the most recent version we know about.

Explicitly selecting a source format by putting the format in debian/source/format is recommended. This allows for future removal of the 1.0 default for the package source format and, depending on the source format, may allow unambiguous declaration of whether this package is native or non-native.

If you don't have a reason to stay with the old format for this package, please consider switching to "3.0 (quilt)" (for packages with a separate upstream tarball) or to "3.0 (native)" (for Debian native packages).

If you wish to keep using the old format, please create that file and put "1.0" in it to be explicit about the source package version. If you have problems with the 3.0 format, the dpkg maintainers are interested in hearing, at debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org, the (technical) reasons why the new formats do not suit you.

Please refer to the dpkg-source(1) manual page and https://wiki.debian.org/Projects/DebSrc3.0 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: debian/source-dir

The following 758 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 758 times.

We found 2 overrides. The tag performed 100% of the time.