The indicated program run in a maintainer script has a prepended path. Programs called from maintainer scripts normally should not have a path prepended. dpkg ensures that the PATH is set to a reasonable value, and prepending a path may prevent the local administrator from using a replacement version of a command for some local reason.
If the path is used to test a program for existence, please use
which $program > /dev/null; then ….
If you intend to override this tag, please make sure that you are in control of the installation path of the according program and that you won't forget to change this maintainer script, too, if you ever move that program around.
For more information please consult:
- Introduction to package maintainer scripts (Section 6.1) in the Debian Policy Manual
- Best practices around security (Section 6.4) in the Debian Developer's Reference
The tag is present in Lintian version
That is the most recent version we know about.
We use semantic versions.
The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the
release tag in our Git
You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 8ab6976. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check scripts.