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Wpatch-system-but-no-source-readme

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.244. That is the most recent version we know about.

This package build-depends on a patch system such as dpatch or quilt, but there is no debian/README.source file. This file is recommended for any package where dpkg-source -x does not result in the preferred form for making modifications to the package.

If you are using quilt and the package needs no other special handling instructions, you may want to add a debian/README.source referring to /usr/share/doc/quilt/README.source. Similarly, you can refer to /usr/share/doc/dpatch/README.source.gz for dpatch.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 4.14 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: debian/patches

The following 70 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 70 times.

We found 3 overrides. The tag performed 96% of the time.