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: 13, total: 20

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checksecurity 2.0.16+nmu1 (binary) overridden


debian-security-support 2017.06.02 (binary) overridden


hylafax-server 3:6.0.6-7 (binary) overridden


libc6 2.25-0experimental1 (binary)


libc6 2.24-14 (binary)


libc6 2.24-15 (binary)


libpam0g 1.1.8-3.6 (binary) overridden


libssl1.0.2 1.0.2l-2 (binary)


libssl1.1 1.1.0f-4 (binary)


nvidia-installer-cleanup 20151021+4 (binary) overridden


open-iscsi 2.0.874-4 (binary) overridden


shorewall 5.0.15.6-1 (binary) overridden


shorewall6 5.0.15.6-1 (binary) overridden


ssl-cert 1.0.39 (binary) overridden