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Wpatch-system-but-direct-changes-in-diff

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.264. That is the most recent version we know about.

The package uses a patch system, but the Debian diff.gz contains changes to files or creation of additional files outside of the debian directory. This often indicates accidental changes that weren't meant to be in the package or changes that were supposed to be separated out into a patch. The package will also more easily support possible future source package formats if all changes outside the debian directory are stored as patches.

Visibility: warning

Check: debian/patches

The following 87 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 87 times.

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