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Wuses-dpkg-database-directly

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.68. 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 1af554a. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/contents.

Visibility: warning

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.

For more information please consult:

The following 91 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 182 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 34 overrides. The tag performed 81% of the time.