The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.234. That is the most recent version we know about.
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
- 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.