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These sources require fakeroot(1) or similar to build the installation packages, but the field Rules-Requires-Root is empty or missing.

At least the shown path in the indicated installation package is owned by user (or a group) other than root:root.

Over time, Debian has sucessively narrowed the steps for which elevated privileges are required. It speeds up the building of installation packages in the archive.

Please declare whether the sources require root privileges. Eventually, Debian will switch the default archive-wide behaviour to expedite the build process.

You can use the field Rules-Requires-Root in the source stanza of debian/control to declare the required build privileges.

For more information please consult:

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/control/field/rules-requires-root.

Visibility: info

Renamed from:
  • should-specify-rules-requires-root

The following 71 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 78 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.