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debian-control-has-unusual-field-spacing

A field in the debian/control file has an unusual amount of whitespace after the colon.

The syntax for Deb822 files permits any kind of space, but according to Policy there is a convention to use a single space after the colon.

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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 2.113.0 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/control/field/spacing.

Visibility: pedantic

The following 176 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 215 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.