Lintian Reports

E source-contains-prebuilt-ms-help-file

All reports of source-contains-prebuilt-ms-help-file for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The source tarball contains a prebuilt Microsoft precompiled help file (CHM file). These are often included by mistake when developers generate a tarball without cleaning the source directory first.

CHM files are mainly produced by proprietary, Windows-specific software. They are also mainly consumed by the Microsoft HTML Help Workshop.

Whilst there is free software to read and write them, any examples existing in source packages are likely to be created by the proprietary Microsoft software and are probably missing the source HTML and associated files.

If there is no sign this was intended, consider reporting it as an upstream bug.

Severity: serious, Certainty: possible

Check: cruft, Type: source

Evolution of the source-contains-prebuilt-ms-help-file Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the source-contains-prebuilt-ms-help-file tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 10, overridden: 36, total: 46

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

firefox 64.0-1 (source) (Maintainers of Mozilla-related packages <>) overridden

firefox-esr 52.9.0esr-1 (source) (Maintainers of Mozilla-related packages <>) overridden

firefox-esr 60.4.0esr-1 (source) (Maintainers of Mozilla-related packages <>) overridden

fofix-dfsg 3.121-5 (source) (Debian QA Group <>) overridden

gdata-sharp (source) (Debian CLI Libraries Team <>)

hexbox 1.5.0-5 (source) (Debian CLI Applications Team <>)

lazarus 2.0.0~rc2+dfsg-2 (source) (Pascal Packaging Team <>) overridden

lazarus 1.8.4+dfsg-3 (source) (Pascal Packaging Team <>) overridden

libmspack 0.9.1-1 (source) (Marc Dequènes (Duck) <>) overridden

libpolyclipping 6.4.2-5 (source) (Debian 3-D Printing Packages <>) overridden

nini 1.1.0+dfsg.2-5 (source) (Debian CLI Libraries Team <>)

nvidia-cg-toolkit 3.1.0013-4 (source) (Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <>) overridden

office2003-schemas 1.0-1 (source) (Debian XML/SGML Group <>)

okular 4:18.04.0-1 (source) (Debian/Kubuntu Qt/KDE Maintainers <>) overridden

okular 4:17.12.2-2.1 (source) (Debian/Kubuntu Qt/KDE Maintainers <>) overridden

openmcdf 1.5.4-3 (source) (Debian CLI Applications Team <>)

perl-tk 1:804.033-2 (source) (Colin Tuckley <>)

povray 1: (source) (Andreas Beckmann <>) overridden

sks-ecc 0.93-6 (source) (Debian QA Group <>)

xboard 4.9.1-1 (source) (Debian Games Team <>)

xmlcopyeditor (source) (Miriam Ruiz <>) overridden