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upstream-file-without-utf8-name

The file name in the upstream source tree is not valid UTF-8. There is probably not much a maintainer can do other than ask upstream to package the sources differently.

Repacking may by an option, but it often has other drawbacks, such as the loss of a cryptographic chain of custody.

Unlike other file names in Lintian, which are printed in UTF-8, the attached reference shows the bytes used by the file system. Unprintable characters may have been replaced.

For more information please consult:

  • File names (Section 10.10) in the Debian Policy Manual

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 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/names.

Visibility: info

The following 1 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 1 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.