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source-contains-prebuilt-windows-binary

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.

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 3410a22. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/source-missing.

Visibility: warning

The following 175 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 941 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 62 overrides. The tag performed 93% of the time.