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Wkillall-is-dangerous

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.264. That is the most recent version we know about.

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.

Visibility: warning

Check: scripts

The following 7 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 7 times.

We found 3 overrides. The tag performed 57% of the time.