Lintian Reports

I dh-exec-useless-usage

All reports of dh-exec-useless-usage for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The package uses dh-exec for things it is not needed for.

This typically includes using ${DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH} in an install target where a wildcard would suffice. For example, if you had:

     #! /usr/bin/dh-exec

This could be replaced with the following in most cases, dropping the need for dh-exec:


However, there may be other directories that match the wildcard, which one does not wish to install. In that case, this warning should be ignored or overridden.

Severity: wishlist, Certainty: possible

Check: debhelper, Type: source

Emitted (non-overridden): 8, overridden: 0, total: 8

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.

hesiod 3.2.1-3.1 (source) (Karl Ramm <>)

procps 2:3.3.15-2 (source) (Craig Small <>)

uim-chewing 0.1.0-6 (source) (Debian Input Method Team <>)

xenomai 2.6.4+dfsg-1 (source) (Debian QA Group <>)