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E package-contains-file-in-etc-skel

All reports of package-contains-file-in-etc-skel for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

This package ships the specified file under /etc/skel. Files in this directory are copied into new user accounts by adduser(8).

However, /etc/skel should be empty as possible as there is no mechanism for ensuring files are copied into the accounts of existing users when the package is installed.

Please remove the installation of this file, ensuring this package can automatically create them or can otherwise function without them.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.7.5 (User configuration files (“dotfiles”)) for details.

Severity: error

Check: files/names

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