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Eusr-share-doc-symlink-to-foreign-package

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.244. That is the most recent version we know about.

If the package installs a symbolic link /usr/share/doc/pkg1 -> pkg2, then pkg1 and pkg2 must both come from the same source package.

The best solution is probably to stop symlinking the /usr/share/doc directory for this package and instead include a real /usr/share/doc/pkg1 directory within pkg1 with the appropriate contents (such as the copyright and changelog.Debian.gz files).

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 12.5 for details.

Visibility: error

Check: debian/copyright

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.