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description-contains-invalid-control-statement

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.

For more information please consult:

  • Description (Section 5.6.13) in the Debian Policy Manual

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 8ab6976. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fields/description.

Visibility: error

The following 15 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 36 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.