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

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. 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 debian/patches.

Visibility: warning

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.

The following 85 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 85 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 1 overrides. The tag performed 99% of the time.