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Wdescription-synopsis-starts-with-article

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.55. 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 8053610. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fields/description.

Visibility: warning

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.

For more information please consult:

The following 182 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 183 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 14 overrides. The tag performed 92% of the time.