Lintian Reports

C package-contains-usr-unmerged-pathnames

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

The package installs the listed file to a directory in / (the filesystem root) rather than to the corresponding directory inside /usr.

Debian requires systems to mount /usr prior to invoking init (using an initramfs if necessary) so any executables, libraries, or other files placed in / for use by early portions of the system init no longer need to do so.

Moving a file from / to /usr (especially an executable in /bin or /sbin) will often require a compatibility symlink to the new location, as other software may invoke it by absolute path.

A compatibility symlink to the corresponding file in /usr will not trigger this warning but a symlink to anywhere else will.

Severity: classification, Certainty: certain

Check: files, Type: binary, udeb

This tag intended as a classification and is not an issue in the package.

This tag has not been emitted in any package tested by Lintian.