Lintian Reports

E wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid

All reports of wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The user or group ID of the owner of the file is invalid. The owner user and group IDs must be in the set of globally allocated IDs, because other IDs are dynamically allocated and might be used for varying purposes on different systems, or are reserved. The set of the allowed, globally allocated IDs consists of the ranges 0-99, 64000-64999 and 65534.

It's possible for a Policy-compliant package to trigger this tag if the user is created in the preinst maintainer script, but this is a very rare case and doesn't appear to be necessary. If you found yourself needing to create a package that works this way, please file a bug against Lintian to let the maintainers know.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 9.2 (Users and groups) for details.

Severity: serious, Certainty: certain

Check: files, Type: binary, udeb

Evolution of the wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 188, overridden: 0, total: 188

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.

libmsv-dev 1.1-4 (binary)