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maintainer-script-calls-chown-improperly

chown user.group is called in one of the maintainer scripts. The correct syntax is chown user:group. Using "." as a separator is still supported by the GNU tools, but it will fail as soon as a system uses the "." in user or group names.

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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 c1c05b0. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check scripts.

Visibility: warning

Renamed from:
  • maintainer-script-should-not-use-deprecated-chown-usage

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