Lintian Reports

E read-in-maintainer-script

All reports of read-in-maintainer-script for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

This maintainer script appears to use read to get information from the user. Prompting in maintainer scripts must be done by communicating through a program such as debconf which conforms to the Debian Configuration management specification, version 2 or higher.

This check can have false positives if read is used in a block with a redirection, in a function run in a pipe, or in other ways where standard input is provided in inobvious ways. If this is the case, please add an override for this tag.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 3.9.1 (Prompting in maintainer scripts) for details.

Severity: serious, Certainty: possible

Check: scripts, Type: binary

Emitted (non-overridden): 0, overridden: 2, total: 2

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.

sendmail-bin 8.15.2-15 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>) overridden