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Epackage-uses-vendor-specific-patch-series

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.234. That is the most recent version we know about.

The specified series file for patches is vendor-specific.

Source packages may contain vendor (i.e. distribution) specific patches, but such packages must not be uploaded to the Debian archive if they are used in conjunction with vendor-specific series files.

Vendor specific series files were carefully implemented as a dpkg feature. Unfortunately, they currently conflict with some workflow goals in Debian. They are presently disallowed in Debian.

The preferred approach for distributions other than Debian is now to apply such patches programmatically via debian/rules. You can also create multiple, vendor-specific sources and upload them separately for each distribution.

The decision to prohibit the use of that particular dpkg feature in Debian was made by the project's technical committee in consideration of other planned workflow modifications, and may be revisited.

You should only see this tag in Debian or other distributions when targeting an upload for Debian.

Refer to Bug#904302, Bug#922531, and https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/11/msg00004.html for details.

Visibility: error

Check: debian/patches/quilt

The following 2 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 2 times.

There were no overrides.