Lintian Reports

E maintainer-script-may-use-dir_to_symlink_helper

All reports of maintainer-script-may-use-dir_to_symlink_helper for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The maintainer script apparently change a directory to a symlink not using dir_to_symlink command of dpkg-maintscript-helper, that take great care to avoid a lot of problems.

Please use the dpkg-maintscript-helper dir_to_symlink command.

Refer to the dpkg-maintscript-helper(1) manual page for details.

Severity: serious, Certainty: possible

Check: scripts, Type: binary

This tag is marked experimental, which means that the code that generates it is not as well-tested as the rest of Lintian and might still give surprising results. Feel free to ignore experimental tags that do not seem to make sense, though of course bug reports are always welcome.

Evolution of the maintainer-script-may-use-dir_to_symlink_helper Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the maintainer-script-may-use-dir_to_symlink_helper tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 114, overridden: 0, total: 114

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.

bitlbee 3.5.1-1+b1 (binary) (Wilmer van der Gaast <>)

bitlbee-dev 3.5.1-1 (binary) (Wilmer van der Gaast <>)

cm-super 0.3.4-13 (binary) (Debian TeX Maintainers <>)

cm-super-x11 0.3.4-13 (binary) (Debian TeX Maintainers <>)

collectd 5.8.0-5.2 (binary) (Sebastian Harl <>)

console-setup 1.187 (binary) (Debian Install System Team <>)

console-setup-mini 1.187 (binary) (Debian Install System Team <>)

crawl 2:0.22.1-1 (binary) (Guus Sliepen <>)

cups-bsd 2.3~b5-2 (binary) (Debian Printing Team <>)

cups-bsd 2.2.8-5 (binary) (Debian Printing Team <>)

cython-dbg 0.28.4-1 (binary) (Python Applications Packaging Team <>)

debconf-utils 1.5.69 (binary) (Debconf Developers <>)

debian-edu-doc-da 2.10.8 (binary) (Debian Edu Developers <>)

debian-edu-doc-de 2.10.8 (binary) (Debian Edu Developers <>)

debian-edu-doc-en 2.10.8 (binary) (Debian Edu Developers <>)

debian-edu-doc-es 2.10.8 (binary) (Debian Edu Developers <>)

debian-edu-doc-fr 2.10.8 (binary) (Debian Edu Developers <>)

debian-edu-doc-it 2.10.8 (binary) (Debian Edu Developers <>)

debian-edu-doc-ja 2.10.8 (binary) (Debian Edu Developers <>)

debian-edu-doc-nb 2.10.8 (binary) (Debian Edu Developers <>)

debian-edu-doc-nl 2.10.8 (binary) (Debian Edu Developers <>)

debian-edu-doc-zh 2.10.8 (binary) (Debian Edu Developers <>)

docbook-html-forms 1.1.0-5 (binary) (Debian XML/SGML Group <>)

docbook-website (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

docbook-xsl 1.79.1+dfsg-2 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

ettercap-dbg 1:0.8.2-10+b2 (binary) (Barak A. Pearlmutter <>)

ettercap-graphical 1:0.8.2-10+b2 (binary) (Barak A. Pearlmutter <>)

ettercap-text-only 1:0.8.2-10+b2 (binary) (Barak A. Pearlmutter <>)

fex 20160919-1 (binary) (Kilian Krause <>)

fusiondirectory 1.2.2-4 (binary) (FusionDirectory Packagers <>)

g++ 4:8.2.0-2 (binary) (Debian GCC Maintainers <>)

gdb-multiarch 8.1.90-1+b1 (binary) (Héctor Orón Martínez <>)

gdb-multiarch 8.1-4+b1 (binary) (Héctor Orón Martínez <>)

gdb-source 8.1.90-1 (binary) (Héctor Orón Martínez <>)

gdb-source 8.1-4 (binary) (Héctor Orón Martínez <>)

geda 1:1.8.2-11 (binary) (Debian Electronics Team <>)

geneweb 6.08+git20180420+dfsg-2 (binary) (Christian Perrier <>)

gimp-help-de 2.8.2-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

gimp-help-en 2.8.2-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

gimp-help-fr 2.8.2-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

gimp-help-sv 2.8.2-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

git-el 1:2.19.1+next.20181105-1 (binary) (Gerrit Pape <>)

git-el 1:2.19.1-1 (binary) (Gerrit Pape <>)

klibc-utils 2.0.4-14 (binary) (maximilian attems <>)

ldp-docbook-xsl 0.0.20040321-3 (binary) (Debian XML/SGML Group <>)

lib32gcc1 1:8.2.0-9 (binary) (Debian GCC Maintainers <>)

lib32stdc++6 8.2.0-9 (binary) (Debian GCC Maintainers <>)

lib64gcc1 1:8.2.0-9 (binary) (Debian GCC Maintainers <>)

lib64stdc++6 8.2.0-9 (binary) (Debian GCC Maintainers <>)

libgcc1 1:8.2.0-9 (binary) (Debian GCC Maintainers <>)

libglade2-dev 1:2.6.4-2+b1 (binary) (Andreas Rottmann <>)

libhsm-bin 1:2.1.3-0.2 (binary) (Debian DNS Maintainers <>)

libspf2-2-dbg 1.2.10-7+b5 (binary) (Magnus Holmgren <>)

libspf2-dev 1.2.10-7+b5 (binary) (Magnus Holmgren <>)

libstdc++6 8.2.0-9 (binary) (Debian GCC Maintainers <>)

libuim-dev 1:1.8.8-3+b1 (binary) (HIGUCHI Daisuke (VDR dai) <>)

libwrap0-dev 7.6.q-27 (binary) (Marco d'Itri <>)

mailagent 1:3.1-81-4+b1 (binary) (Manoj Srivastava <>)

minbif 1:1.0.5+git20150505-3 (binary) (Sebastien Delafond <>)

monotone-server 1.1-9 (binary) (Debian Maintainers for Monotone <>)

mysql-server-5.7 5.7.24-1 (binary) (Debian MySQL Maintainers <>)

opendnssec 1:2.1.3-0.2 (binary) (Debian DNS Maintainers <>)

opendnssec-enforcer 1:2.1.3-0.2 (binary) (Debian DNS Maintainers <>)

opendnssec-signer 1:2.1.3-0.2 (binary) (Debian DNS Maintainers <>)

openjdk-7-jre 7u161-2.6.12-1 (binary) (OpenJDK Team <>)

openjdk-8-jre 8u181-b13-2 (binary) (OpenJDK Team <>)

perl 5.28.0-3 (binary) (Niko Tyni <>)

pgadmin3 1.22.2-4 (binary) (Debian PostgreSQL Maintainers <>)

spfquery 1.2.10-7+b5 (binary) (Magnus Holmgren <>)

tasksel-data 3.48 (binary) (Debian Install System Team <>)

tcpd 7.6.q-27 (binary) (Marco d'Itri <>)

wims 1:4.15d~dfsg1-1 (binary) (Georges Khaznadar <>)

wv 1.2.9-4.2+b2 (binary) (Daniel Walrond <>)