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field-too-long

The length of the specified field is too long.

Overly-long fields not only can break some tools tools (eg. reprepro(1)) they can waste space as they are shipped to all users.

Please reduce the number of characters.

For more information please consult:

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 f5107b6. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fields/length.

Visibility: error

The following 25 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 36 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 9 overrides. The tag performed 75% of the time.