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source-ships-excluded-file

A file specified in the Files-Excluded field in debian/copyright exists in the source tree.

This might be a DFSG violation, the referenced files are probably not attributed in debian/copyright, or the upstream tarball was simply not repacked as intended. Alternatively, the field is simply out of date.

mk-origtargz(1) is typically responsible for removing such files. Support in git-buildpackage is being tracked in Bug#812721.

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 ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/copyright/dep5.

Visibility: error

Renamed from:
  • source-includes-file-in-files-excluded

The following 25 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 622 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.