Lintian Reports

W postinst-uses-db-input

All reports of postinst-uses-db-input for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

It is generally not a good idea for postinst scripts to use debconf commands like db_input. Typically, they should restrict themselves to db_get to request previously acquired information, and have the config script do the actual prompting.

Severity: normal, Certainty: possible

Check: debconf, Type: binary, udeb, source

Evolution of the postinst-uses-db-input Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the postinst-uses-db-input tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 7, overridden: 14, total: 21

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.

checksecurity 2.0.16+nmu1 (binary) (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <jfs@computer.org>) overridden


debian-security-support 2018.11.25 (binary) (Christoph Biedl <debian.axhn@manchmal.in-ulm.de>) overridden


hylafax-server 3:6.0.6-8.1 (binary) (Giuseppe Sacco <eppesuig@debian.org>) overridden


libc6 2.28-2 (binary) (GNU Libc Maintainers <debian-glibc@lists.debian.org>)


libpam0g 1.1.8-3.8 (binary) (Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>) overridden


libssl1.0.2 1.0.2q-2 (binary) (Debian OpenSSL Team <pkg-openssl-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>)


libssl1.1 1.1.1a-1 (binary) (Debian OpenSSL Team <pkg-openssl-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>)


nvidia-installer-cleanup 20151021+8 (binary) (Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


open-iscsi 2.0.874-7 (binary) (Debian iSCSI Maintainers <open-iscsi@packages.debian.org>) overridden


plinth 0.44.0 (binary) (FreedomBox packaging team <freedombox-pkg-team@lists.alioth.debian.org>)


python3-mailman-hyperkitty 1.1.0-9 (binary) (Debian Mailman Team <pkg-mailman-hackers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


shorewall 5.2.1.3-1 (binary) (Roberto C. Sanchez <roberto@connexer.com>) overridden


shorewall6 5.2.1.3-1 (binary) (Roberto C. Sanchez <roberto@connexer.com>) overridden


ssl-cert 1.0.39 (binary) (Debian Apache Maintainers <debian-apache@lists.debian.org>) overridden