All reports of debian-rules-is-symlink for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The file debian/rules is a symlink instead of a regular file. This is unnecessary and makes package checking and manipulation more difficult. If the rules file should be available in the source package under multiple names, make debian/rules the real file and the other names symlinks to it.

This problem may have prevented lintian from performing other checks, leading to undetected changelog errors.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: rules, Type: source

This tag has not been emitted in any package tested by Lintian.