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postinst-uses-db-input

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.

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. 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

The following 14 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 15 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 10 overrides. The tag performed 33% of the time.