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symlink-is-self-recursive

The symbolic link is recursive to a higher directory of the symlink itself. This means, that you can infinitely chdir with this symlink. This is usually not okay, but sometimes wanted behaviour.

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 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/symbolic-links.

Visibility: warning

The following 15 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 22 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 2 overrides. The tag performed 91% of the time.