Lintian ReportsBETA

copyright-not-using-common-license-for-gpl

The strings "GNU General Public License" or "GPL" appear in the copyright file for this package, but the copyright file does not reference /usr/share/common-licenses as the location of the GPL on Debian systems.

If the copyright file must mention the GPL for reasons other than stating the license of the package, please add a Lintian override.

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 fd97859. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/copyright.

Visibility: error

Renamed from:
  • copyright-should-refer-to-common-license-file-for-gpl

The following 16 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 26 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 10 overrides. The tag performed 62% of the time.