The copyright file refers to the versionless symlink in
/usr/share/common-licenses for the full text of the GPL, LGPL,
or GFDL license, but the package does not appear to allow distribution
under later versions of the license. This symlink will change with each
release of a new version of the license and may therefore point to a
different version than the package is released under.
debian/copyright should instead refers to the specific version
of the license that the package references.
For example, if the package says something like "you can redistribute it
and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 dated June, 1991,"
the debian/copyright file should refer to
/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2, not /GPL.
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
release tag in our Git
You can find the detection logic for this version at commit
For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check
The following 58 source packages in the archive
triggered the tag 91 times (in any Lintian version).
We found 14 overrides. The tag performed
85% of the time.