Lintian ReportsBETA

debian-news-entry-has-strange-distribution

The latest entry in NEWS.Debian has an unusual distribution name. This field is ignored by the archive software, so its value doesn't truly matter, but it may be confusing to users reading the entry if the distribution doesn't match the distribution for the same entry in the Debian changelog file.

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 fac7222. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/changelog.

Visibility: warning

The following 3 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 12 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.