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Istatic-library-has-unneeded-sections

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.140. That is the most recent version we know about.

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The static library is stripped, but still contains a section that is not useful. You should call strip with --remove-section=.comment --remove-section=.note to remove the .note and .comment sections.

dh_strip (after debhelper/9.20150811) will do this automatically for you, but install -s will not because it calls strip without any arguments.

The following 48 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 13865 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 8749 overrides. The tag performed 37% of the time.