Lintian Reports

E maintainer-script-should-not-use-adduser-system-without-home

All reports of maintainer-script-should-not-use-adduser-system-without-home for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The maintainer script apparently runs 'adduser --system' but hardcodes a path under '/home' for the '--home' option or does not use the '--home' option.

The FHS says: /home is a fairly standard concept, but it is clearly a site-specific filesystem. The setup will differ from host to host. Therefore, no program should rely on this location.

Note that passing --no-create-home alone does not solve the issue because home field of passwd file point to a non existing /home subdirectory. Please use adduser --no-create-home --home /nonexistent instead.

Refer to Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (/home : User home directories (optional)) and the adduser(8) manual page for details.

Severity: serious, Certainty: certain

Check: scripts, Type: binary

Emitted (non-overridden): 6, overridden: 1, total: 7

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.

cereal 0.24-1 (binary) (Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>)

milter-greylist 4.5.11-1.1+b5 (binary) (Paul Martin <>)

prads 0.3.3-1+b1 (binary) (Prads package developers <>)

rtpproxy 1.2.1-2.2 (binary) (Debian VoIP Team <>) overridden

smtpprox-loopprevent 0.1-1 (binary) (Jesse Norell <>)

snort (binary) (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Peña <>)

snort (binary) (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Peña <>)