All reports of mknod-in-maintainer-script for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

Maintainer scripts must not create device files directly. They should call MAKEDEV instead.

If mknod is being used to create a FIFO (named pipe), use mkfifo instead to avoid triggering this tag.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.6 (Device files) for details.

Severity: serious, Certainty: certain

Check: scripts, Type: binary

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