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Psilent-on-rules-requiring-root

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.319. That is the most recent version we know about.

The debian/control file is missing an explicit Rules-Requires-Root field.

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.

Please specify (eg.) Rules-Requires-Root: no in the debian/control source stanza, but packagers should verify using diffoscope(1) that the binaries built with this field present are identical.

Please refer to /usr/share/doc/dpkg-dev/rootless-builds.txt.gz, Debian Policy Manual section 4.9.2, and Debian Policy Manual section 5.6.31 for details.

Visibility: pedantic

Check: debian/control

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