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W maintainer-script-empty

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.

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 ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check maintainer-scripts/empty.

Visibility: warning

The following 18 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 76 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.