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E invalid-date-in-debian-changelog

All reports of invalid-date-in-debian-changelog for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

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
    

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 4.4 (Debian changelog: debian/changelog) for details.

Severity: important, Certainty: certain

Check: changelog-file, Type: binary

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