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invalid-date-in-debian-changelog

The date format in the latest changelog entry file appears to be invalid.

Dates should use the following format (compatible and with the same semantics of RFC 2822 and RFC 5322):

day-of-week, dd month yyyy hh:mm:ss +zzzz

To avoid problems like this, consider using a tool like dch(1) or date(1) to generate the date. Example:

$ date -R -ud '2013-11-05 23:59:59' Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:59:59 +0000

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 ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/changelog.

Visibility: error

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.