Lintian Reports

E maintainer-script-should-not-use-dpkg-status-directly

All reports of maintainer-script-should-not-use-dpkg-status-directly for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The file /var/lib/dpkg/status is internal to dpkg, may disappear or change formats, and is not always a correct and complete record of installed packages while dpkg is running. Maintainer scripts should use dpkg-query instead. For the most common case of retrieving conffile information, use:

     dpkg-query -W -f='${Conffiles}' <package>


Refer to for details.

Severity: important, Certainty: certain

Check: scripts, Type: binary

Evolution of the maintainer-script-should-not-use-dpkg-status-directly Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the maintainer-script-should-not-use-dpkg-status-directly tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 3, overridden: 0, total: 3

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.

noweb 2.11b-11+b1 (binary)

socklog-run 2.1.0-8.1 (binary)