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I older-source-format

All reports of older-source-format for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

This package uses an older source format. Please consider migrating to a more modern format.

The 3.x series of source formats have a number of advantages including superior compression formats, native patch handling, binary file support, multiple upstream tarballs, etc.

More information is available here:

Refer to and the dpkg-source(1) manual page for details.

Severity: info

Check: debian/source-dir

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