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Wmaintainer-script-empty

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.109.24. That is the most recent version we know about.

The named maintainer script does not appear to contain code other than comments or boilerplate such as set -e, exit statements, or a case statement to parse options.

While harmless in most cases, it is not needed. The package may also leave files behind until purged, and can contribute to rare problems when dpkg fails because no maintainer scripts are present.

Please do not ship the maintainer script unless it does something useful.

Visibility: warning

Check: maintainer-scripts/empty

The following 21 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 27 times.

There were no overrides.