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Wmaintainer-script-calls-systemctl

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.69. 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 7bc563f. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check maintainer-scripts/systemctl.

Visibility: warning

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~).

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The following 23 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 39 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 11 overrides. The tag performed 72% of the time.