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 * [[http://www.fifi.org/doc/lintian/lintian.html/ch2.html|Lintian User Manual]]  * [[http://lintian.debian.org/manual/index.html|Lintian User Manual]]

Lintian is a comprehensive package checker for Debian packages.

It tries to check for

  • Debian Policy violations and violations of various sub-policies,
  • best practices,
  • common mistakes,
  • and problems that maintainers like to catch before uploads.

It is maintained by the lintian team

Derivatives (Vendors) use it. this guide describes how to setup a Lintian vendor profile and have Lintian recognise the release name of the distro.