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non-etc-file-marked-as-conffile

A file installed in some other directory than /etc is marked as conffile. A conffile typically implies a configuration file, and Policy mandates such files to be in /etc.

For more information please consult:

  • Location (Section 10.7.2) in the Debian Policy Manual

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check conffiles.

Visibility: error

The following 2 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 19 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.