Lintian Reports

P example-shell-script-fails-syntax-check

All reports of example-shell-script-fails-syntax-check for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

Running this shell script with the shell's -n option set fails, which means that the script has syntax errors. The most common cause of this problem is a script expecting /bin/sh to be bash checked on a system using dash as /bin/sh.

Run e.g. sh -n yourscript to see the errors yourself.

Note this can have false-positives, for an example with bash scripts using "extglob".

Severity: pedantic, Certainty: possible

Check: scripts, Type: binary

Evolution of the example-shell-script-fails-syntax-check Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the example-shell-script-fails-syntax-check tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 23, overridden: 10, total: 33

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abs-guide 10-2 (binary) (Sandro Tosi <>) overridden

argus-client 1: (binary) (Michael Stone <>)

bash-doc 4.4.18-3.1 (binary) (Matthias Klose <>)

circus 0.12.1+dfsg-1 (binary) (David Douard <>)

dvbtune 0.5.ds-1.1+b1 (binary) (Debian VDR Team <>)

iproute2-doc 4.18.0-2 (binary) (Alexander Wirt <>)

iproute2-doc 4.19.0-1 (binary) (Alexander Wirt <>)

libterralib-doc 4.3.0+dfsg.2-11 (binary) (Debian GIS Project <>)

mgetty-docs 1.2.1-1 (binary) (Andreas Barth <>)

mh-book 200605-2 (binary) (Peter S Galbraith <>)

mrtg-contrib 2.17.4-4.1 (binary) (Sandro Tosi <>)

ns2-examples 2.35+dfsg-3 (binary) (Debian Network Simulators Team <>)

pdb2pqr-doc 2.1.1+dfsg-4 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>)

rsyncrypto 1.14-1 (binary) (Shachar Shemesh <>)

spectrwm 3.2.0-1 (binary) (Andrea Bolognani <>)

xmlstarlet 1.6.1-2 (binary) (Mònica Ramírez Arceda <>)