All reports of maintainer-script-uses-dpkg-status-directly for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The file /var/lib/dpkg/status is internal to dpkg, may disappear or change formats, and is not always a correct and complete record of installed packages while dpkg is running. Maintainer scripts should use dpkg-query instead. For the most common case of retrieving conffile information, use:

     dpkg-query -W -f='${Conffiles}' <package>


Refer to for details.

Severity: important, Certainty: certain

Check: scripts, Type: binary

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