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

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 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 d219a5a. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check scripts.

Visibility: warning

The following 6 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 11 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.