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symlink-contains-spurious-segments

The symbolic link has needless segments like ".." and "." in the middle. These are unneeded and make the link longer than it could be, which is in violation of policy. They can also cause problems in the presence of symlinked directories.

If you use debhelper, running dh_link after creating the package structure will fix this problem for you.

For more information please consult:

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 2.111.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ffc17eb. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/symbolic-links.

Visibility: error

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.