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I should-specify-rules-requires-root

All reports of should-specify-rules-requires-root for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

This package builds a binary package containing at least one path with a UNIX ownership other than "root:root". It therefore requires fakeroot(1) or similar to build its binary targets.

Traditionally, Debian packages have required root privileges for some debian/rules target requiring a split between build and binary targets. This makes the builds slower due to the increased amount of invocations as well as the overhead of fakeroot itself.

By declaring when a package really does require root privileges the default, archive-wide, behaviour can be switched, optimising packaging build times in the common case.

Please specify (eg.) Rules-Requires-Root: binary-targets in the debian/control source stanza.

Refer to /usr/share/doc/dpkg-dev/rootless-builds.txt.gz for details.

Severity: wishlist, Certainty: certain

Check: control-file, Type: source

Evolution of the should-specify-rules-requires-root Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the should-specify-rules-requires-root tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 121, overridden: 0, total: 121

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