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Wglobal-files-wildcard-not-first-paragraph-in-dep5-copyright

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.109.24. That is the most recent version we know about.

The specified paragraph in the machine readable copyright file references all possible files but is not the first paragraph. For example:

Files: filea Copyright: 2009, ...

Files: * Copyright: 2010, ...

As the paragraphs is matched on a "last match wins" principle, all proceeding paragraphs are overridden.

Please refer to https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/ for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: debian/copyright/dep5

The following 89 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 89 times.

There were no overrides.