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Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.260. That is the most recent version we know about.

The first line of the "Description:" should omit any initial indefinite or definite article: "a", "an", or "the". A good heuristic is that it should be possible to substitute the package name and synopsis into this formula:

The package name provides {a,an,the,some} synopsis.

Refer to Debian Developer's Reference section 6.2.2 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: fields/description

The following 191 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 192 times.

We found 13 overrides. The tag performed 93% of the time.