Lintian Reports

P old-style-config-script

All reports of old-style-config-script for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The following file is an old style config file, used to retrieve information about installed libraries in the system. It is typically used to compile and link against one or more libraries.

Using this kind of system to pass compile file is obsolete and will likely introduce bugs in a multi-arch system. Particularly, this kind of script could only belong to a package that is not Multi-Arch.

You should consider to move to pkg-config file and warn your user to not use this script, and open a bug upstream.

You should also consider to implement this file as a compatibility wrapper over pkg-config.

After fixing every reverse depends of your package and use pkg-config reverse depends makefile, you should consider to put this script, as a temporary convenience of your users, under /usr/lib/$DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH/$PACKAGE/bin where $DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH is the multi-arch triplet and $PACKAGE is the package name. You should also consider to add a NEWS.Debian entry.

Refer to the pkg-config(1) manual page and for details.

Severity: pedantic, Certainty: possible

Check: files, Type: binary, udeb

Emitted (non-overridden): 143, overridden: 6, total: 149

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.

autogen 1:5.18.16-3 (binary) (Andreas Metzler <>)

avfs 1.1.1-1 (binary) (Michael Meskes <>)

bro 2.6.4+ds1-2 (binary) (Hilko Bengen <>)

chasen-dictutils 2.4.5-44+b1 (binary) (Natural Language Processing (Japanese) <>)

ctpp2-utils 2.8.3-26 (binary) (Vasudev Kamath <>)

discover 2.1.2-8 (binary) (Debian Install System Team <>)

ecl 16.1.3+ds-2 (binary) (Debian Common Lisp Team <>)

etl-dev 1.2.2-1+b1 (binary) (Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>)

etl-dev 1.2.2-1 (binary) (Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>)

fflas-ffpack 2.4.3-1 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

freehdl 0.0.8-2.2 (binary) (José L. Redrejo Rodríguez <>)

fvwm 1:2.6.8-1+b1 (binary) (Jaimos Skriletz <>)

ghmm 0.9~rc3-2 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>)

giblib-dev 1.2.4-12 (binary) (Eric Dorland <>)

gnucobol 2.2-5 (binary) (Ludwin Janvier <>)

gnustep-make 2.7.0-4 (binary) (Debian GNUstep maintainers <>) overridden

guile-2.0-dev 2.0.13+1-5.3 (binary) (Rob Browning <>)

libaa1-dev 1.4p5-46+b1 (binary) (Jonathan Carter <>)

libadasockets8-dev 1.11.1-2+b1 (binary) (Phil Brooke <>)

liballegro4-dev 2: (binary) (Debian Games Team <>)

libalut-dev 1.1.0-6 (binary) (Debian Games Team <>)

libantlr-dev 2.7.7+dfsg-10 (binary) (Debian Java Maintainers <>)

libapr1-dev 1.6.5-1+b1 (binary) (Debian Apache Maintainers <>)

libapreq2-dev 2.13-7+b1 (binary) (Steinar H. Gunderson <>)

libaprutil1-dev 1.6.1-4+b1 (binary) (Debian Apache Maintainers <>)

libart-2.0-dev 2.3.21-4 (binary) (Adrian Bunk <>)

libassuan-dev 2.5.3-7 (binary) (Debian GnuPG Maintainers <>) overridden

libast2-dev 0.7-9 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libavifile-0.7-dev 1:0.7.48~20090503.ds-20.1+b1 (binary) (Ying-Chun Liu (PaulLiu) <>)

libbroccoli-dev 1.100-1 (binary) (Hilko Bengen <>)

libcaca-dev 0.99.beta19-2.1 (binary) (Sam Hocevar <>)

libcdaudio-dev 0.99.12p2-14+b11 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libcgicc-dev 3.2.19-0.2 (binary) (Chris Butler <>)

libclaw-dev 1.7.4-2 (binary) (Debian Games Team <>)

libclhep-dev (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

libcroco-tools 0.6.13-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

libcurlpp-dev 0.8.1-2+b1 (binary) (Ximin Luo <>)

libdap-dev 3.20.4-1 (binary) (Alastair McKinstry <>)

libdaq-dev 2.0.4-3+b3 (binary) (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Peña <>)

libdaq-dev 2.2.1-1 (binary) (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Peña <>)

libdumbnet-dev 1.12-9 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libecasoundc-dev 2.9.1-7+b4 (binary) (Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>)

libesmtp-dev 1.0.6-4.3 (binary) (Jeremy T. Bouse <>)

libetpan-dev 1.9.3-2+b1 (binary) (Ricardo Mones <>)

libfastjet-dev 3.0.6+dfsg-3+b13 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

libflickcurl-dev 1.26-4+b1 (binary) (Kumar Appaiah <>)

libfltk1.1-dev 1.1.10-26 (binary) (Aaron M. Ucko <>)

libftdi-dev 0.20-4+b1 (binary) (Aurelien Jarno <>)

libgadap-dev 2.0-11+b1 (binary) (Alastair McKinstry <>)

libgcrypt20-dev 1.8.5-3 (binary) (Debian GnuTLS Maintainers <>)

libgdome2-dev 0.8.1+debian-6+b2 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libgeos-dev 3.8.0-1 (binary) (Debian GIS Project <>)

libgivaro-dev 4.1.1-2 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

libgpg-error-dev 1.36-7 (binary) (Debian GnuPG Maintainers <>) overridden

libgpgme-dev 1.13.1-1 (binary) (Debian GnuPG Maintainers <>) overridden

libgsl-dev 2.5+dfsg-6+b1 (binary) (Dirk Eddelbuettel <>)

libgsl-dev 2.6+dfsg-1 (binary) (Dirk Eddelbuettel <>)

libgst-dev 3.2.5-1.3+b1 (binary) (Debian GNU Smalltalk maintainers <>)

libgts-bin 0.7.6+darcs121130-4+b1 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

libgwrap-runtime-dev 1.9.15-3+b1 (binary) (Tommi Höynälänmaa <>)

libgwrap-runtime-dev 1.9.15-3 (binary) (Tommi Höynälänmaa <>)

libicapapi-dev 1:0.5.3-3 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libiodbc2-dev 3.52.9-2.1+b1 (binary) (Debian/Kubuntu Qt/KDE Maintainers <>)

libitpp-dev 4.3.1-9+b1 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

libkakasi2-dev 2.3.6-4+b1 (binary) (Natural Language Processing (Japanese) <>)

libksba-dev 1.3.5-2 (binary) (Debian GnuTLS Maintainers <>)

liblinbox-dev 1.6.3-1 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

liblog4c-dev 1.2.4-2 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

liblog4cpp5-dev 1.1.3-1 (binary) (A. Maitland Bottoms <>)

libmcrypt-dev 2.5.8-3.4 (binary) (RISKO Gergely <>)

libmcrypt-dev 2.5.8-3.4+b1 (binary) (RISKO Gergely <>)

libmdc-dev 0.16.1+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>)

libmecab-dev 0.996-6+b1 (binary) (Natural Language Processing (Japanese) <>)

libmikmod-config (binary) (Stephen Kitt <>)

libmm-dev 1.4.2-5+b2 (binary) (Mark Brown <>)

libmozjs-52-dev 52.9.1-1+b1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

libmozjs-60-dev 60.8.0-2 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

libncurses-dev 6.1+20191019-1 (binary) (Craig Small <>)

libneon27-dev 0.30.2-3 (binary) (Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <>)

libneon27-gnutls-dev 0.30.2-3 (binary) (Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <>)

libnet1-dev 1.1.6+dfsg-3.1 (binary) (Stefanos Harhalakis <>)

libnetcdf-dev 1:4.6.2-1+b1 (binary) (Debian GIS Project <>)

libnetcdff-dev 4.5.2+ds-1~exp1 (binary) (Debian GIS Project <>)

libnetcdff-dev 4.4.5-1 (binary) (Debian GIS Project <>)

libnetcdff-dev 4.4.5-1+b1 (binary) (Debian GIS Project <>)

libnetxx-dev 0.3.2-2+b1 (binary) (Daniel Pocock <>)

libnmz7-dev 2.0.21-22+b1 (binary) (NOKUBI Takatsugu <>)

libnmz7-dev 2.0.21-22 (binary) (NOKUBI Takatsugu <>)

libnpth0-dev 1.6-1 (binary) (Eric Dorland <>)

libode-dev 2:0.16-3+b1 (binary) (Debian Games Team <>)

libode-dev 2:0.16-3 (binary) (Debian Games Team <>)

libogdi-dev 4.1.0+ds-1 (binary) (Debian GIS Project <>)

libopenlayer-dev 2.1-2.1+b2 (binary) (Georges Khaznadar <>)

libopenusb-dev 1.1.11-2+b1 (binary) (Simon Richter <>)

libossp-sa-dev 1.2.6-2 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libossp-uuid-dev 1.6.2-1.5+b8 (binary) (Marco Nenciarini <>)

libpcap0.8-dev 1.9.1-2 (binary) (Romain Francoise <>)

libpcre++-dev 0.9.5-6.1+b11 (binary) (NIIBE Yutaka <>)

libpcre3-dev 2:8.39-12+b1 (binary) (Matthew Vernon <>)

libpkgconfig-perl 0.23026-1 (binary) (Debian Perl Group <>) overridden

libpng-dev 1.6.37-1 (binary) (Maintainers of libpng1.6 packages <>)

libpth-dev 2.0.7-22 (binary) (NIIBE Yutaka <>)

libpython2.7-dbg 2.7.17-1 (binary) (Matthias Klose <>)

libpython2.7-dev 2.7.17-1 (binary) (Matthias Klose <>)

libqd-dev 2.3.22+dfsg.1-3 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

librdf0-dev 1.0.17-1.1+b1 (binary) (Dave Beckett <>)

libregina3-dev 3.6-2.1 (binary) (Alen Zekulic <>)

librheolef-dev 7.0-3 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

librivet-dev 1.8.3-3 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

libsc-dev 2.3.1-19 (binary) (Debichem Team <>)

libsdl1.2-dev 1.2.15+dfsg2-5 (binary) (Debian SDL packages maintainers <>)

libsdl2-dev 2.0.10+dfsg1-1 (binary) (Debian SDL packages maintainers <>)

libsimage-dev 1.7.1~2c958a6.dfsg-5 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

libsixel-bin 1.8.2-2.1 (binary) (NOKUBI Takatsugu <>)

libsmpeg-dev 0.4.5+cvs20030824-8+b1 (binary) (Debian SDL packages maintainers <>)

libsnmp-dev 5.8+dfsg-2 (binary) (Net-SNMP Packaging Team <>)

libstaden-read-dev 1.14.11-6 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>)

libtag-extras-dev 1.0.1-3.1+b1 (binary) (Modestas Vainius <>)

libtag1-dev 1.11.1+dfsg.1-0.3+b1 (binary) (Modestas Vainius <>)

libucommon-dev 7.0.0-16 (binary) (Debian VoIP Team <>)

libusb-dev 2:0.1.12-32 (binary) (Aurelien Jarno <>)

libxapian-dev 1.4.12-1 (binary) (Olly Betts <>)

libxdelta2-dev 1.1.3-9.3 (binary) (LaMont Jones <>)

libxenomai-dev 2.6.4+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libxmlrpc-core-c3-dev 1.33.14-8+b1 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

libxmlsec1-dev 1.2.28-2 (binary) (Debian XML/SGML Group <>)

libxosd-dev 2.2.14-2.1+b1 (binary) (Philipp Matthias Hahn <>)

libzia-dev 4.09-1+b1 (binary) (Debian Hamradio Maintainers <>)

libzia-dev 4.09-1 (binary) (Debian Hamradio Maintainers <>)

libzthread-dev 2.3.2-8 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

lxc 1:3.1.0+really3.0.4-2 (binary) (pkg-lxc <>)

pd-pdp 1:0.14.1+darcs20180201-2 (binary) (Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>)

regina-normal 5.1-6+b1 (binary) (Ben Burton <>)

scheme48 1.9.2-1 (binary) (Thorsten Alteholz <>)

scheme48 1.9.2-1+b1 (binary) (Thorsten Alteholz <>)

snacc 1.3.1-7 (binary) (Balint Reczey <>)

swish-e-dev 2.4.7-6+b2 (binary) (Ludovic Drolez <>)

taopm 1.0-6 (binary) (Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>)

taopm 1.0-6+b1 (binary) (Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>)

tuxpaint-dev 1:0.9.24~git20190922-f7d30d-1~exp2 (binary) (Jonathan Carter <>)

tuxpaint-dev 1:0.9.23-1 (binary) (Jonathan Carter <>)

vflib3-dev 3.6.14.dfsg-3+nmu4 (binary) (OHURA Makoto <>)

yosys-dev 0.9-1 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)