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

Emitted (non-overridden): 19, overridden: 10, total: 29

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.

abs-guide 10-3 (binary) (Sandro Tosi <>) overridden

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

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

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

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

libterralib-doc 4.3.0+dfsg.2-12.1 (binary) (Alastair McKinstry <>)

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

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

mrtg-contrib 2.17.7-1 (binary) (Sandro Tosi <>)

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

openstack-debian-images 1.37 (binary) (Debian OpenStack <>)

pdb2pqr-doc 2.1.1+dfsg-5 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>)

rsyncrypto 1.14-1.1+b1 (binary) (Shachar Shemesh <>)

rsyncrypto 1.14-1.1 (binary) (Shachar Shemesh <>)

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

xmlstarlet 1.6.1-2+b1 (binary) (Mònica Ramírez Arceda <>)

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