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Wmaintainer-script-should-not-parse-etc-passwd-or-group

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

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Visibility: warning

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.

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The following 7 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 11 times (in any Lintian version).

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