Lintian Reports

W maintainer-script-should-not-parse-etc-passwd-or-group

All reports of maintainer-script-should-not-parse-etc-passwd-or-group for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The maintainer script appears to manually parse /etc/passwd or /etc/group instead of using the getent(1) utility to display entries.

This bypasses the Name Service Switch (NSS), avoiding querying centralised or networked user databases such as LDAP, etc.

Refer to the getent(1) manual page and the nss(5) manual page for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: possible

Check: scripts, Type: binary

Evolution of the maintainer-script-should-not-parse-etc-passwd-or-group Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the maintainer-script-should-not-parse-etc-passwd-or-group tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 50, overridden: 0, total: 50

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.

aptly-api 1.3.0+ds1-2 (binary) (Sebastien Delafond <>)

autodeb-server 0.20.0-1 (binary) (Alexandre Viau <>)

autodeb-worker 0.20.0-1 (binary) (Alexandre Viau <>)

citadel-server 917-2+b1 (binary) (Debian Citadel Team <>)

conserver-server 8.2.1-1+b1 (binary) (Jörgen Hägg <>)

debarchiver 0.11.3 (binary) (Ola Lundqvist <>)

dist 1:3.5-236-0.1 (binary) (Manoj Srivastava <>)

efingerd 1.6.5+b1 (binary) (Radovan Garabík <>)

gsm-utils 1.10+20120414.gita5e5ae9a-0.3+b1 (binary) (Mark Purcell <>)

influxdb 1.6.4-1 (binary) (pkg-go <>)

netplan 1.10.1-6 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

pygopherd (binary) (John Goerzen <>)

qmail-uids-gids 1.06-6 (binary) (Gerrit Pape <>)

sbuild 0.78.0-2 (binary) (sbuild maintainers <>)

smartlist 3.15-25+b1 (binary) (Santiago Vila <>)

syncthing-discosrv 1.0.0~ds1-1 (binary) (pkg-go <>)

syncthing-relaysrv 1.0.0~ds1-1 (binary) (pkg-go <>)

toxiproxy 2.0.0+dfsg1-6+b1 (binary) (pkg-go <>)

yubiserver 0.6-3.1 (binary) (Chrysostomos Nanakos <>)

zoph 0.9.9-1 (binary) (John Lines <>)