Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

W package-contains-hardlink

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: warning

Check: files/hard-links

These source packages in the archive trigger the tag.