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Wpackage-contains-vcs-control-file

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.68. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.108.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit a1e47cb. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/vcs.

Visibility: warning

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.

The following 51 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 88 times (in any Lintian version).

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