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Re: dpkg-source cause gap-atlasrep to FTBFS for no reason

severity 971203 important

> > root (to '/tmp/gap-atlasrep-2.1.0')
> > E: Unpack command 'dpkg-source --no-check -x gap-atlasrep_2.1.0-2.dsc'
> > failed.
> > 
> > There is no rationale to reject such a symlink which does not point
> > _outside_ the source root, but _to_ the source root.
> > This leads to a spurious FTBFS.

I lowered the severity to important because gap-atlasrep has been updated
to avoid this FTBFS and according to Lucas there are no other packages
affected in unstable.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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