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maintainer-script-switches-dir-to-symlink-unsafely

The maintainer script apparently change a directory to a symlink not using dir_to_symlink command of dpkg-maintscript-helper, that take great care to avoid a lot of problems.

Please use the dpkg-maintscript-helper dir_to_symlink command.

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 3410a22. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check scripts.

This tag is experimental.

Visibility: error

Renamed from:
  • maintainer-script-may-use-dir_to_symlink_helper

The following 28 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 44 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 3 overrides. The tag performed 93% of the time.