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The listed shared library calls the C library exit() or _exit() functions.

In the case of an error, the library should instead return an appropriate error code to the calling program which can then determine how to handle the error, including performing any required clean-up.

In most cases, removing the call should be discussed with upstream, particularly as it may produce an ABI change.

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit f5107b6. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check libraries/shared/exit.

This tag is experimental.

Visibility: info

Renamed from:
  • shlib-calls-exit

The following 1104 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 3123 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 62 overrides. The tag performed 98% of the time.