Lintian Reports

W maintainer-script-calls-systemctl

All reports of maintainer-script-calls-systemctl for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The maintainer script calls systemctl directly. Actions such as enabling a unit file should be done using deb-systemd-helper so that they work on machines with or without systemd. Starting a service should be done via invoke-rc.d, if the service has a corresponding sysvinit script, or deb-systemd-invoke if it does not.

If you are using debhelper, please use the systemd debhelper addon, which is provided by debhelper (>= 9.20160709~) | dh-systemd.

Refer to for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: systemd, Type: binary

Evolution of the maintainer-script-calls-systemctl Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the maintainer-script-calls-systemctl tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 44, overridden: 17, total: 61

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.

acpid 1:2.0.31-1 (binary) (Debian Acpi Team <>)

avahi-daemon 0.7-4+b1 (binary) (Utopia Maintenance Team <>)

corekeeper 1.6 (binary) (Paul Wise <>) overridden

daemontools-run 1:0.76-7 (binary) (Gerrit Pape <>)

fcgiwrap 1.1.0-12 (binary) (Debian fcgiwrap Maintainers <>)

friendly-recovery 0.2.39 (binary) (Dimitri John Ledkov <>)

hostapd 2:2.7+git20190108+11ce7a1-1 (binary) (Debian wpasupplicant Maintainers <>)

hostapd 2:2.7-3 (binary) (Debian wpasupplicant Maintainers <>)

knot-resolver 3.2.0-1 (binary) (knot-resolver packagers <>)

libnss-resolve 240-4 (binary) (Debian systemd Maintainers <>)

modemmanager 1.8.2-1 (binary) (Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <>)

pk4 5+b1 (binary) (Michael Stapelberg <>) overridden

rsyslog 8.40.0-1 (binary) (Michael Biebl <>)

snapd 2.30-5+b1 (binary) (Steve Langasek <>)

systemd 240-4 (binary) (Debian systemd Maintainers <>) overridden

systemd-container 240-4 (binary) (Debian systemd Maintainers <>)

systemd-coredump 240-4 (binary) (Debian systemd Maintainers <>)

udev 240-4 (binary) (Debian systemd Maintainers <>)

unattended-upgrades 1.9 (binary) (Michael Vogt <>) overridden