DEB packages of mediawiki and many of its extensions, are prepared as part of the WP-MIRROR project.
During the build process, lintian performs a great number of sanity checks, including seeing if each file has file permissions appropriate to its file type.
When lintian sees a shell script with 644 permissions, rather than 755, lintian will throw a warning like:
W: wp-mirror-mediawiki: script-not-executable usr/share/wp-mirror-mediawiki/extensions/Thanks/scripts/pre-commit
- Files which should have permissions set to 755
- Technical details
DEB standards version: 3.9.6
GIT branch: master