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 * [[https://www.man7.org/linux/man-pages/man1/dh_lintian.1.html|Creating overrides with dh_lintian]]  * [[DebianMan:dh_lintian|Creating overrides with dh_lintian]]

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.