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Wmissing-debconf-dependency-for-preinst

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

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/debconf.

Visibility: warning

Packages using debconf in their preinst scripts must pre-depend on debconf.

Since debconf is usually installed already, that is better than depending on it but falling back to a different configuration system.

The following 4 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 4 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 3 overrides. The tag performed 25% of the time.