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The field Rules-Requires-Root is missing from the file debian/control.

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. Eventually, Debian will switch the default archive-wide behaviour to expedite the build process further.

Please declare explicitly that the sources do not require root privileges. You can use the setting Rules-Requires-Root: no in the source stanza of debian/control, but please verify with diffoscope(1) that the installation packages produced are in fact identical.

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 d219a5a. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/control/field/rules-requires-root.

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.