Lintian Reports

E description-contains-invalid-control-statement

All reports of description-contains-invalid-control-statement for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The description contains an invalid control statement.

A control statement is a line starting with a dot (.). The only control statement is defined by the policy is a single dot denoting an empty line.

The "empty-line" control statement does not permit any characters following it on the same line. Therefore, the line must consist entirely of a space followed by a dot.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 5.6.13 (Description) for details.

Severity: serious, Certainty: certain

Check: description, Type: binary, udeb

Evolution of the description-contains-invalid-control-statement Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the description-contains-invalid-control-statement tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 17, overridden: 0, total: 17

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

bidentd 1.1.4-1.1+b1 (binary)


couriergrey 0.3.2-5+b1 (binary)


gaffitter 0.6.0-2+b1 (binary)


gkrellm-ibam 1:0.5.2-2.1+b1 (binary)


hpack 0.14.1-4+b1 (binary)


libghc-hpack-dev 0.14.1-4+b1 (binary)


libghc-hpack-doc 0.14.1-4 (binary)


libghc-hpack-prof 0.14.1-4+b1 (binary)


ruby-http-accept-language 2.0.5-3 (binary)


squid-deb-proxy 0.8.14 (binary)