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silent-on-rules-requiring-root

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.

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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 2.108.0 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/control.

Visibility: pedantic

Renamed from:
  • rules-requires-root-missing

The following 15653 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 15653 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 1 overrides. The tag performed 100% of the time.