Lintian Reports

E debian-changelog-file-missing-or-wrong-name

All reports of debian-changelog-file-missing-or-wrong-name for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

Each Debian package (which provides a /usr/share/doc/pkg directory) must install a Debian changelog file in /usr/share/doc/pkg/changelog.Debian.gz

A common error is to name the Debian changelog like an upstream changelog (/usr/share/doc/pkg/changelog.gz); therefore, Lintian will apply further checks to such a file if it exists even after issuing this error.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 12.7 (Changelog files and release notes) for details.

Severity: serious, Certainty: certain

Check: debian/changelog, Type: source, binary

Emitted (non-overridden): 0, overridden: 1, total: 1

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

perl 5.28.1-6 (binary) (Niko Tyni <>) overridden