Lintian Reports

W package-contains-hardlink

All reports of package-contains-hardlink for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The package contains a hardlink in /etc or across different directories. This might not work at all if directories are on different filesystems (which can happen anytime as the system administrator sees fit), certain filesystems such as AFS don't even support cross-directory hardlinks at all.

For configuration files, certain editors might break hardlinks, and so does dpkg in certain cases.

A better solution might be using symlinks here.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.7.3 (Behavior) for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: files, Type: binary, udeb

Evolution of the package-contains-hardlink Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the package-contains-hardlink tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 40, overridden: 4270, total: 4310

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

binutils-arm-none-eabi 2.27-9+9 (binary) overridden

binutils-msp430 2.22~msp20120406-5.1+b1 (binary)

binutils-msp430 2.24~ti+exp0 (binary)

debian-handbook 8.20170125 (binary) overridden

doxygen-doc 1.8.13-4 (binary) overridden

fis-gtm-6.3-000a 6.3-000A-1 (binary) overridden

gimp-help-ja 2.8.2-0.1 (binary)

publican 4.3.2-1 (binary) overridden

xymon 4.3.28-2 (binary)