Lintian Reports

E shell-script-fails-syntax-check

All reports of shell-script-fails-syntax-check for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

Running this shell script with the shell's -n option set fails, which means that the script has syntax errors. The most common cause of this problem is a script expecting /bin/sh to be bash checked on a system using dash as /bin/sh.

Run e.g. sh -n yourscript to see the errors yourself.

Note this can have false-positives, for an example with bash scripts using "extglob".

Severity: important, Certainty: possible

Check: scripts, Type: binary

Evolution of the shell-script-fails-syntax-check Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the shell-script-fails-syntax-check tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 10, overridden: 47, total: 57

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.

autoproject 0.20-11 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>) overridden

boinc-server-maker 7.14.2+dfsg-1exp2 (binary) (Debian BOINC Maintainers <>)

code-aster-run 1.13.1-2.1 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>) overridden

debootstick 2.1 (binary) (Etienne Dublé <>) overridden

dracut-network 048+80-1 (binary) (Thomas Lange <>)

erlang-examples 1:21.2.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Erlang Packagers <>) overridden

fireqos 3.1.6+ds-7 (binary) (Jerome Benoit <>) overridden

golang-github-hashicorp-atlas-go-dev 0.0~git20170808.8261ea0-3 (binary) (pkg-go <>) overridden

grr-server (binary) (Debian Security Tools <>) overridden

ipset 6.38-1 (binary) (Debian Netfilter Packaging Team <>) overridden

kdesdk-scripts 4:18.08.0-1 (binary) (Debian/Kubuntu Qt/KDE Maintainers <>) overridden

libglib2.0-tests 2.59.0-1 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>) overridden

libglib2.0-tests 2.58.2-4 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>) overridden

netpbm 2:10.78.05-0.1 (binary) (Andreas Barth <>)

openstack-cluster-installer-poc 16 (binary) (Debian OpenStack <>)

osc 0.163.0-1 (binary) (RPM packaging team <>) overridden

percona-xtrabackup-test 2.2.3-2.1 (binary) (Debian MySQL Maintainers <>)

python-optcomplete 1.2-13 (binary) (Bastian Kleineidam <>)

python3-magnum 7.0.2-1 (binary) (Debian OpenStack <>) overridden

python3-octavia 3.0.0-2 (binary) (Debian OpenStack <>)

python3-sahara 1:9.0.0-1 (binary) (Debian OpenStack <>) overridden

r-bioc-biocparallel 1.16.5-1 (binary) (Debian R Packages Maintainers <>) overridden

r-cran-batchtools 0.9.11-2 (binary) (Debian R Packages Maintainers <>) overridden

texlive-extra-utils 2018.20181214-1 (binary) (Debian TeX maintainers <>) overridden