adequate - Debian package quality testing tool
- adequate [options]
- adequate [options] --all
- adequate [options] --apt-preinst
- adequate [options] --pending
- adequate --help
checks packages installed on the system and reports bugs and
- Run checks against all the installed packages.
- --tags tag1[,tag2...]
- Emit only these tags.
- --tags -tag1[,tag2...]
- Don't emit these tags.
- Report issues via debconf(7).
- --root directory
- Change the root directory (using
- --user user[:group]
- Switch user and group before running any checks. This is
most useful together with --root or --pending, which require
- Read APT configuration and .deb filenames from
stdin, and append packages names to /var/lib/adequate/pending for
later processing (see --pending).
This option is used internally by the APT hook. The hook is disabled by
default; please edit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20adequate to enable
- Run checks against packages listed in
/var/lib/adequate/pending, then empty the file.
- Display help and exit.
- This package ships a binary in /bin or /sbin that requires
a library in /usr/lib. This will make impossible to use this binary before
/usr is mounted.
- The detector registered with
update-binfmts(8) does not exist.
- The interpreter registered with
update-binfmts (8) does not exist.
- This package ships a symlink which points to a non-existent
- Licenses of the libraries the binary is linked to are
- Running "ldd -r" on the file failed unexpectedly.
This is most like a bug in libc or adequate itself.
References: < https://bugs.debian.org/710521>.
- The binary is linked with a library, which cannot be found.
References: Debian Policy §8.6.
- This package is a provider of the virtual package
x-terminal-emulator, but it doesn't register itself as an alternative for
/usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator; or it is a provider of the virtual package
x-window-manager, but it doesn't register itself as an alternative for
References: Debian Policy §11.8.3, Debian Policy §11.8.4.
- The copyright file for this package is missing. This often
happens if /usr/share/doc/ pkg/ was a real directory in a previous
version of the package, but it's now a symlink; dpkg never replaces
directory with a symlink to a directory.
References: Debian Policy §12.5, §6.6.
- Dependency of a pkg-config (.pc) file shipped by this
package couldn't be satisfied.
References: Debian Policy §8.4.
- The binary uses versioned symbols, but the library provides
only unversioned ones.
- The current version of this package no longer ships a
conffile (that used to be included in the past). However, the conffile
hasn't been removed on upgrade.
References: < https://wiki.debian.org/DpkgConffileHandling>,
- This package ships a program with the same name as another
References: Debian Policy §10.1.
- This package ships Python modules that are not
References: Python Policy §2.6.
- This package ships Python modules in /usr/share/pyshared
that are not byte-compiled.
References: Python Policy §2.6, §1.5.
- The symbol has changed size since the package was built. It
might be an indication that the library broke ABI. If ABI wasn't broken,
and the library bumped shlibs (or symbols), the package should be
- The symbol has not been found in the libraries linked with
the binary. Either the binary either needs to be linked with an additional
shared library, or the dependency on the shared library package that
provides this symbol is too weak.
References: Debian Policy §3.5, §8.6, §10.2.
- adequate coreutils
- Check the coreutils package.
- adequate --tags obsolete-conffile
- Check all the packages for obsolete conffiles.
- adequate --tags
- Check all the packages, ignoring Python bytecompilation
If you report a bug that was found by adequate, please use the following
- User: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Usertags: adequate tag-name
Please keep in mind that adequate is not perfect; therefore false positives are
possible. Don't report the bug unless you understand the underlying problem.
When in doubt, please ask at email@example.com
Debian Policy: /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/policy.txt.gz
Python Policy: /usr/share/doc/python/python-policy.txt.gz