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The command in /sbin or /usr/sbin are system administration commands; their manual pages thus belong in section 8, not section 1.

Please check whether the command is actually useful to non-privileged user in which case it should be moved to /bin or /usr/bin, or alternatively the manual page should be moved to section 8 instead, ie. /usr/share/man/man8.

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 d219a5a. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check documentation/manual.

Visibility: pedantic

Renamed from:
  • command-in-sbin-has-manpage-in-incorrect-section

The following 219 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 478 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 3 overrides. The tag performed 99% of the time.