Lintian ReportsBETA

invalid-field-for-derivative

The specified field in debian/control does not match the required format for this Debian derivative.

Derivative distributions of Debian may enforce additional restrictions on such fields for many reasons including ensuring that:

  • Debian maintainers are not contacted for forked or packages that are otherwise modified by the derivative.
  • The original maintainer is still credited for their work (eg. in a XSBC-Original-Maintainer fied.
  • References to revision control systems (eg. Vcs-Git) are pointing to the correct, updated location.
  • Fields that become misleading in the context of a derivative are removed.

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 fields/derivatives.

Visibility: error

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.