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Wsource-contains-prebuilt-windows-binary

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.328. That is the most recent version we know about.

The source tarball contains a prebuilt binary for Microsoft Windows. They are usually provided for the convenience of users. These files usually just take up space in the tarball.

However, they may be a DFSG violation in that the corresponding source and build system are not available.

Check if upstream also provides source-only tarballs that you can use as the upstream distribution instead. If not, you may want to ask upstream to provide source-only tarballs.

Visibility: warning

Check: cruft

The following 49 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 203 times.

We found 42 overrides. The tag performed 79% of the time.