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Wambiguous-paragraph-in-dep5-copyright

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/copyright/dep5.

Visibility: warning

The paragraph has a "License" and a "Copyright" field, but no "Files" field. Technically, this is a valid paragraph per the DEP 5 specification. However, it is mostly likely a mistake.

If it is a stand-alone license paragraph, the "Copyright" field is not needed and should be removed. On the other hand, if it is a files paragraph, it is missing the "Files" field.

Please note that while the "Files" field was optional in some cases in some of the earlier draft versions, it is mandatory in all files paragraphs in the current specification.

Lintian will attempt to guess what you intended and continue based on its guess. If the guess is wrong, you may see spurious tags related to this paragraph.

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The following 9 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 9 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.