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Wpackage-contains-hardlink

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.319. That is the most recent version we know about.

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.

Please refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.7.3 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: files/hard-links

The following 14 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 80132 times.

We found 80111 overrides. The tag performed 0% of the time.