Lintian Reports

W package-contains-hardlink

A subset of the reports of package-contains-hardlink for the archive. Unfortunately the full list is too long, so only 49 instances are listed on this page. At most 3 tags are shown per package. If you need the full list of tags, please download the lintian.log.gz file and extract the data you need.

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): 42, overridden: 6500, total: 6542

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 2.31.1-2+10 (binary) (Agustin Henze <>) overridden

binutils-msp430 2.24~ti+exp0 (binary) (Luca Bruno <>)

binutils-msp430 2.22~msp20120406-5.1+b1 (binary) (Luca Bruno <>)

chiark-scripts 6.0.3 (binary) (Ian Jackson <>)

debian-handbook 8.20180830 (binary) (Raphaël Hertzog <>) overridden

doxygen-doc 1.8.13-10 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>) overridden

fis-gtm-6.3-003a 6.3-003A-2+b1 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>) overridden

fis-gtm-6.3-005 6.3-005-1 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>) overridden

gimp-help-ja 2.8.2-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

harden-doc 3.19 (binary) (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino <>) overridden

publican 4.3.2-3 (binary) (Raphaël Hertzog <>) overridden

sagemath-doc-de 8.6-2 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>) overridden

sagemath-doc-en 8.6-2 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>) overridden

sagemath-doc-es 8.6-2 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>) overridden

sagemath-doc-fr 8.6-2 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>) overridden

sagemath-doc-pt 8.6-2 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>) overridden

xymon 4.3.28-3 (binary) (Christoph Berg <>)