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killall-is-dangerous

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.

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 fd97859. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check maintainer-scripts/killall.

Visibility: warning

The following 7 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 8 times (in any Lintian version).

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