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Wkillall-is-dangerous

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.109.24. That is the most recent version we know about.

The maintainer script seems to call killall. Since the program terminates processes by name, it may accidentally affect unrelated processes.

Most uses of killall should use invoke-rc.d instead.

Visibility: warning

Check: maintainer-scripts/killall

The following 7 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 8 times.

We found 1 overrides. The tag performed 88% of the time.