Lintian Reports

W maintainer-script-should-not-parse-etc-passwd-or-group

All reports of maintainer-script-should-not-parse-etc-passwd-or-group for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The maintainer script appears to manually parse /etc/passwd or /etc/group instead of using the getent(1) utility to display entries.

This bypasses the Name Service Switch (NSS), avoiding querying centralised or networked user databases such as LDAP, etc.

Refer to the getent(1) manual page and the nss(5) manual page for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: possible

Check: scripts, Type: binary

Emitted (non-overridden): 25, overridden: 0, total: 25

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.

aptly-api 1.3.0+ds1-2.3 (binary) (Sebastien Delafond <>)

citadel-server 917-4 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

debarchiver 0.11.3 (binary) (Ola Lundqvist <>)

dist 1:3.5-236-0.1 (binary) (Manoj Srivastava <>)

efingerd 1.6.5+b1 (binary) (Radovan GarabĂ­k <>)

gsm-utils 1.10+20120414.gita5e5ae9a-0.3+b1 (binary) (Mark Purcell <>)

influxdb 1.6.4-1+b22 (binary) (Debian Go Packaging Team <>)

netplan 1.10.1-6 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

pygopherd (binary) (John Goerzen <>)

qmail-uids-gids 1.06-6.1 (binary) (Gerrit Pape <>)

sbuild 0.78.1-2 (binary) (sbuild maintainers <>)

smartlist 3.15-25+b1 (binary) (Santiago Vila <>)

syncthing-discosrv 1.1.4~ds1-4 (binary) (Debian Go Packaging Team <>)

syncthing-relaysrv 1.1.4~ds1-4 (binary) (Debian Go Packaging Team <>)

yubiserver 0.6-3.1 (binary) (Chrysostomos Nanakos <>)