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ambiguous-paragraph-in-dep5-copyright

The paragraph has both License and Copyright fields, but no Files field. The paragraph is technically valid according to the DEP 5 specification, but it is probably a mistake.

If the paragraph is a "stand-alone" license paragraph, the Copyright field is not needed. If it is, on the other hand, "files" paragraph, the Files field is missing.

The Files field was at some point optional in some circumstances but is now mandatory in all "files" paragraphs.

For more information please consult:

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit c1c05b0. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/copyright/dep5.

Visibility: warning

The following 8 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 8 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.