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Wpackage-contains-vcs-control-file

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.108.13. That is the most recent version we know about.

The package contains a VCS control file such as .(cvs|git|hg)ignore. Files such as these are used by revision control systems to, for example, specify untracked files it should ignore or inventory files. This file is generally useless in an installed package and was probably installed by accident.

Visibility: warning

Check: files/vcs

The following 51 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 89 times.

We found 2 overrides. The tag performed 98% of the time.