Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

E symlink-target-in-tmp

Packages must not set links with targets pointing into /tmp or /var/tmp. The File Hierarchy Standard specifies that such files may be removed by the administrator and that programs may not depend on any files in /tmp being preserved across invocations, which combined mean that it makes no sense to ship files in these directories.

Refer to Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (/tmp : Temporary files) and Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (/var/tmp : Temporary files preserved between system reboots) for details.

Severity: error

Check: files/symbolic-links

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