Lintian Reports

W killall-is-dangerous

All reports of killall-is-dangerous for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The maintainer script seems to call killall. Since this utility kills processes by name, it may well end up killing unrelated processes. Most uses of killall should use invoke-rc.d instead.

Severity: normal, Certainty: possible

Check: scripts, Type: binary

Emitted (non-overridden): 4, overridden: 2, total: 6

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.

caja-dropbox 1.22.1-1 (binary) (Debian+Ubuntu MATE Packaging Team <>) overridden

nautilus-dropbox 2019.02.14-1 (binary) (Luke Faraone <>) overridden

nis 3.17.1-3+b1 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

notify-osd 0.9.35+15.04.20150126-1+b1 (binary) (Ayatana Packagers <>)

trousers 0.3.14+fixed1-1+b1 (binary) (Pierre Chifflier <>)

xscreensaver 5.42+dfsg1-1 (binary) (Tormod Volden <>)