Lintian Reports

E maintainer-script-does-not-check-for-existence-of-installdocs

All reports of maintainer-script-does-not-check-for-existence-of-installdocs for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The maintainer script calls the install-docs command without checking for existence first. (The doc-base package which provides the command is not marked as "essential" package.)

For example, use the following code in your maintainer script:

     if [ -x /usr/sbin/install-docs ]; then
       /usr/sbin/install-docs -i /usr/share/doc-base/<your-package>

Severity: important, Certainty: possible

Check: menus, Type: binary

Evolution of the maintainer-script-does-not-check-for-existence-of-installdocs Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the maintainer-script-does-not-check-for-existence-of-installdocs tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 0, overridden: 1, total: 1

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.

doc-base 0.10.8 (binary) (Robert Luberda <>) overridden