Lintian Reports

E maintainer-script-may-use-dir_to_symlink_helper

All reports of maintainer-script-may-use-dir_to_symlink_helper for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The maintainer script apparently change a directory to a symlink not using dir_to_symlink command of dpkg-maintscript-helper, that take great care to avoid a lot of problems.

Please use the dpkg-maintscript-helper dir_to_symlink command.

Refer to the dpkg-maintscript-helper(1) manual page for details.

Severity: serious, Certainty: possible

Check: scripts, Type: binary

This tag is marked experimental, which means that the code that generates it is not as well-tested as the rest of Lintian and might still give surprising results. Feel free to ignore experimental tags that do not seem to make sense, though of course bug reports are always welcome.

Emitted (non-overridden): 34, overridden: 3, total: 37

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

cm-super 0.3.4-15 (binary) (Debian TeX maintainers <>)

cm-super-x11 0.3.4-15 (binary) (Debian TeX maintainers <>)

crawl 2:0.24.0-1 (binary) (Guus Sliepen <>)

debconf-utils 1.5.73 (binary) (Debconf Developers <>)

docbook-html-forms 1.1.0-5 (binary) (Debian XML/SGML Group <>)

docbook-website (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

docbook-xsl 1.79.1+dfsg-2 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

emacs-gtk 1:26.3+1-1 (binary) (Rob Browning <>) overridden

emacs-lucid 1:26.3+1-1 (binary) (Rob Browning <>) overridden

emacs-nox 1:26.3+1-1 (binary) (Rob Browning <>) overridden

fex 20160919-1 (binary) (Kilian Krause <>)

fusiondirectory 1.3-1 (binary) (FusionDirectory Packagers <>)

g++ 4:9.2.1-3.1 (binary) (Debian GCC Maintainers <>)

gdb-multiarch 8.3.1-1 (binary) (Héctor Orón Martínez <>)

gdb-source 8.3.1-1 (binary) (Héctor Orón Martínez <>)

geda 1:1.8.2-11 (binary) (Debian Electronics Team <>)

gimp-help-de 2.8.2-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

gimp-help-en 2.8.2-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

gimp-help-fr 2.8.2-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

gimp-help-sv 2.8.2-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

klibc-utils 2.0.7-1 (binary) (Debian Kernel Team <>)

ldp-docbook-xsl 0.0.20040321-3 (binary) (Debian XML/SGML Group <>)

libglade2-dev 1:2.6.4-2+b1 (binary) (Andreas Rottmann <>)

libspf2-2-dbg 1.2.10-7+b6 (binary) (Magnus Holmgren <>)

libspf2-dev 1.2.10-7+b6 (binary) (Magnus Holmgren <>)

mailagent 1:3.1-81-4+b1 (binary) (Manoj Srivastava <>)

minbif 1:1.0.5+git20150505-3 (binary) (Sebastien Delafond <>)

mysql-server-5.7 5.7.26-1 (binary) (Debian MySQL Maintainers <>)

spfquery 1.2.10-7+b6 (binary) (Magnus Holmgren <>)

wims 1:4.15d~dfsg1-3+b1 (binary) (Georges Khaznadar <>)

wims 1:4.15d~dfsg1-3 (binary) (Georges Khaznadar <>)

wv 1.2.9-4.2+b2 (binary) (Daniel Walrond <>)