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I dh-exec-useless-usage

All reports of dh-exec-useless-usage for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The package uses dh-exec for things it is not needed for.

This typically includes using ${DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH} in an install target where a wildcard would suffice. For example, if you had:

     #! /usr/bin/dh-exec
     usr/lib/${DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH}
    

This could be replaced with the following in most cases, dropping the need for dh-exec:

     usr/lib/*
    

However, there may be other directories that match the wildcard, which one does not wish to install. In that case, this warning should be ignored or overridden.

Severity: wishlist, Certainty: possible

Check: debhelper, Type: source

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