Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

E mknod-in-maintainer-script

Maintainer scripts must not create device files directly. They should call MAKEDEV instead.

If mknod is being used to create a FIFO (named pipe), use mkfifo instead to avoid triggering this tag.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.6 (Device files) for details.

Severity: error

Check: scripts

These source packages in the archive trigger the tag.