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Wuses-dpkg-database-directly

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.244. That is the most recent version we know about.

The listed file or maintainer script appears to access the internal database(s) of dpkg.

The entire dpkg database, its layout and files are an internal interface and no program or package should be accessing it, other than dpkg itself and the suite of dpkg tools.

Whilst the files may be editable by an admin, that's a supported (but unrecommended) feature reserved for humans and not for automatic tools.

Refer to https://wiki.debian.org/DpkgConffileHandling for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: files/contents

The following 93 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 177 times.

We found 33 overrides. The tag performed 81% of the time.