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Wdesktop-entry-invalid-category

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check menu-format.

Visibility: warning

This desktop entry lists a category that is not one of the registered Main or Additional Categories in the FreeDesktop specification. Note that case is significant and whitespace is only allowed immediately before and after the equal sign in the Category key, not elsewhere in the field.

The desktop-file-validate tool in the desktop-file-utils package is useful for checking the syntax of desktop entries.

For more information please consult:

The following 14 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 23 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 16 overrides. The tag performed 30% of the time.