Lintian ReportsBETA

maintainer-script-sets-alternative-improperly

The maintainer script calls update-alternatives --set <alternative> foo or update-alternatives --config <alternative> or update-alternatives --set-selections.

This makes it impossible to distinguish between an alternative that's manually set because the user set it and one that's manually set because the package set it.

For more information please consult:

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 fac7222. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check scripts.

Visibility: warning

Renamed from:
  • maintainer-script-should-not-use-update-alternatives-set

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.