Lintian Reports

E description-starts-with-package-name

All reports of description-starts-with-package-name for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The first line of the "Description:" should not start with the package name. For example, the package foo should not have a description like this: "foo is a program that...".

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 3.4.1 (The single line synopsis) for details.

Severity: important, Certainty: certain

Check: description, Type: binary, udeb

Evolution of the description-starts-with-package-name Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the description-starts-with-package-name tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 12, overridden: 16, total: 28

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.

anna 1.57 (udeb)


autofdo 0.15-1+b1 (binary) overridden


bluetooth 5.43-1 (binary) overridden


cernlib 20061220+dfsg3-4.3 (binary) overridden


gpac 0.5.2-426-gc5ad4e4+dfsg5-3 (binary) overridden


intercal 30:0.30-1 (binary)


mozart 1.4.0-8.1 (binary)


nim 0.16.0-1 (binary) overridden


perl6 6.c-1 (binary)


pulseaudio 10.0-1 (binary) overridden


scala 2.11.8-1 (binary) overridden


snmp 5.7.3+dfsg-1.7 (binary) overridden


spark 2012.0.deb-11+b1 (binary) overridden


tint 0.04+nmu1+b1 (binary)


tix 8.4.3-7 (binary)


umegaya 1.0 (binary) overridden


xwayland 2:1.19.1-4 (binary)