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 <>) overridden

debian-security-support 2018.11.25 (binary) (Christoph Biedl <>) overridden

hylafax-server 3:6.0.6-8.1 (binary) (Giuseppe Sacco <>) overridden

libc6 2.28-2 (binary) (GNU Libc Maintainers <>)

libpam0g 1.1.8-3.8 (binary) (Steve Langasek <>) overridden

libssl1.0.2 1.0.2q-2 (binary) (Debian OpenSSL Team <>)

libssl1.1 1.1.1a-1 (binary) (Debian OpenSSL Team <>)

nvidia-installer-cleanup 20151021+8 (binary) (Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <>) overridden

open-iscsi 2.0.874-7 (binary) (Debian iSCSI Maintainers <>) overridden

plinth 0.44.0 (binary) (FreedomBox packaging team <>)

python3-mailman-hyperkitty 1.1.0-9 (binary) (Debian Mailman Team <>) overridden

shorewall (binary) (Roberto C. Sanchez <>) overridden

shorewall6 (binary) (Roberto C. Sanchez <>) overridden

ssl-cert 1.0.39 (binary) (Debian Apache Maintainers <>) overridden