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Idh-exec-useless-usage

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.109.6. That is the most recent version we know about.

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 usr/lib/${DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH}

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

usr/lib/*

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.

Visibility: info

Check: debhelper

The following 5 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 392 times.

There were no overrides.