Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

E preinst-interpreter-without-predepends

The package contains a preinst maintainer script that uses an unusual and non-essential interpreter but does not declare a pre-dependency on the package that provides this interpreter.

preinst scripts should be written using only essential interpreters to avoid additional dependency complexity. Please do not add a pre-dependency without following the policy for doing so (Policy section 3.5).

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 7.2 (Binary Dependencies - Depends, Recommends, Suggests, Enhances, Pre-Depends) for details.

Severity: error

Check: scripts

These source packages in the archive trigger the tag.