The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.264. That is the most recent version we know about.
The specified file under
/etc/default/ includes a line
This is an older practice used so that the package's init script would not start the service until the local system administrator changed this value.
However, this hides from the underlying init system whether or not the
daemon should actually be started leading to confusing behavior
service package start returning success without the
service actually starting.
Please remove this mechanism and disable enabling the daemon on install
dh_installinit --no-enable or move to automatically