Lintian Reports

W symlink-should-be-relative

All reports of symlink-should-be-relative for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

Symlinks to files which are in the same top-level directory should be relative according to policy. (In other words, a link in /usr to another file in /usr should be relative, while a link in /usr to a file in /etc should be absolute.)

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

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.5 (Symbolic links) for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: files, Type: binary, udeb

Evolution of the symlink-should-be-relative Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the symlink-should-be-relative tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 26, overridden: 238, total: 264

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

libmlv3-dev 3.1.0-3 (binary) (Adrien Boussicault <>) overridden

live-build 1:20180925 (binary) (Live Systems Maintainers <>) overridden

mailman 1:2.1.29-1 (binary) (Debian Mailman Team <>) overridden

open-infrastructure-system-build 20161115-1 (binary) (Daniel Baumann <>) overridden

open-infrastructure-system-build 20161101-lts2-2 (binary) (Daniel Baumann <>) overridden

open-infrastructure-system-images 20161115-1 (binary) (Daniel Baumann <>) overridden

open-infrastructure-system-images 20161101-lts2-2 (binary) (Daniel Baumann <>) overridden

pm-utils 1.4.1-18 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>) overridden

python-moinmoin 1.9.9-1+deb9u1 (binary) (Steve McIntyre <>)

r-cran-rhandsontable 0.3.6+dfsg1-1 (binary) (Debian R Packages Maintainers <>)

wesnoth-1.14-data 1:1.14.5-1 (binary) (Debian Games Team <>)

xul-ext-requestpolicy 1.0.0~beta12.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Mozilla Extension Maintainers <>)