Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

E read-in-maintainer-script

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: error

Check: scripts

These source packages in the archive trigger the tag.