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Esource-contains-prebuilt-ms-help-file

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.109.24. That is the most recent version we know about.

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.

Visibility: error

Check: files/banned/compiled-help

The following 18 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 35 times.

We found 27 overrides. The tag performed 23% of the time.