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The given maintainer script appears to use read to get information from the user. Prompting in maintainer scripts must be done by communicating through a utility that conforms to the Debian configuration management specification, version 2 or higher. The debconf program is a popular choice.

With this tag, there is a potential for false positives. For example, read could be used in a block with redirection, in a function in a pipe, or when standard input is provided in an unusual way.

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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 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 3410a22. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check scripts.

Visibility: error

The following 3 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 4 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 1 overrides. The tag performed 75% of the time.