Lintian Reports

W manpage-has-useless-whatis-entry

All reports of manpage-has-useless-whatis-entry for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The whatis entry for this manual page (the brief description found in the NAME section) is of the form:

     program - manual page for program

This conveys no information about what the program is for and is repetitive. The short description should contain brief information about what the program is for to aid in searching with apropos and similar programs.

If this manpage was generated by help2man, use the -n option to provide a more meaningful description.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: manpages, Type: binary

Evolution of the manpage-has-useless-whatis-entry Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the manpage-has-useless-whatis-entry tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 352, overridden: 40, total: 392

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

apt-clone 0.4.1 (binary) (Michael Vogt <>)

automake 1:1.16.1-4 (binary) (Eric Dorland <>)

automake-1.15 1:1.15.1-5 (binary) (Eric Dorland <>)

automake1.11 1:1.11.6-5 (binary) (Eric Dorland <>)

baitfisher 1.2.7+git20180107.e92dbf2+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>)

beancount 2.2.0-2 (binary) (Python Applications Packaging Team <>)

bedops 2.4.35+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>)

can-utils 2018.02.0-1 (binary) (Alexander GQ Gerasiov <>)

cbindgen 0.6.8-1 (binary) (Debian Rust Maintainers <>)

clang-format-6.0 1:6.0.1-9.2 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>) overridden

clang-format-7 1:7.0.1-4 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>) overridden

clang-format-8 1:8~svn351401-1~exp1 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>) overridden

clang-format-9 1:9~svn351420-1~exp1 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>) overridden

clang-tidy-6.0 1:6.0.1-9.2 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>) overridden

clang-tools-6.0 1:6.0.1-9.2 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>)

clang-tools-7 1:7.0.1-4 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>) overridden

clang-tools-8 1:8~svn351401-1~exp1 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>) overridden

clang-tools-9 1:9~svn351420-1~exp1 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>) overridden

ctioga2 0.14.1-2 (binary) (Vincent Fourmond <>)

discosnp 1.2.6-2 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>)

fabio-viewer 0.8.0+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

gnucobol 2.2-5 (binary) (Ludwin Janvier <>)

google-perftools 2.7-1 (binary) (Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <>)

groestlcoin-qt 2.16.3~dfsg-2 (binary) (Debian Cryptocoin Team <>)

groestlcoin-tx 2.16.3~dfsg-2 (binary) (Debian Cryptocoin Team <>)

groestlcoind 2.16.3~dfsg-2 (binary) (Debian Cryptocoin Team <>)

grub-legacy 0.97-75 (binary) (GRUB Maintainers <>)

iwyu 7.0-3 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>)

jeuclid-cli 3.1.9-5 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

jupyter-qtconsole 4.3.1-1 (binary) (Debian Python Modules Team <>)

liblouisutdml-bin 2.7.0-5+b1 (binary) (Debian Accessibility Team <>)

lilypond 2.19.81+really-2.18.2-13 (binary) (Don Armstrong <>)

lilypond 2.19.82-1~exp1 (binary) (Don Armstrong <>)

lld-6.0 1:6.0.1-9.2 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>)

lldb-6.0 1:6.0.1-9.2 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>)

llvm-6.0 1:6.0.1-9.2 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>) overridden

llvm-6.0-runtime 1:6.0.1-9.2 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>)

maven-debian-helper 2.3.2 (binary) (Debian Java Maintainers <>)

metis 5.1.0.dfsg-5+b2 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

mp4v2-utils 2.0.0~dfsg0-6 (binary) (Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>)

mstflint 4.8.0-2 (binary) (Debian HPC Team <>)

node-uglify 3.3.10-1 (binary) (Debian Javascript Maintainers <>)

ohcount 3.1.1-2 (binary) (Sylvestre Ledru <>)

openscenegraph-3.4 3.4.1+dfsg1-5 (binary) (Alberto Luaces Fernández <>)

pyssim 0.2-1 (binary) (Debian Python Modules Team <>)

python-kid 0.9.6-3 (binary) (Ross Burton <>)

python-nipy 0.4.2-2 (binary) (NeuroDebian Team <>)

python-sardana 2.2.2-3 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

python-woo 1.0+dfsg1-3+b1 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

python3-doit 0.31.1-2 (binary) (Agustin Henze <>)

python3-hug-doc 2.4.1-1 (binary) (Federico Ceratto <>)

python3-speechd 0.9.0~rc5-1 (binary) (Debian TTS Team <>)

python3-woo 1.0+dfsg1-3+b1 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

silx 0.9.0+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

speech-dispatcher 0.9.0~rc5-1 (binary) (Debian TTS Team <>)

srt-tools 1.3.1-1 (binary) (Federico Ceratto <>)

starpu-contrib-tools 1.2.6+dfsg-5 (binary) (Samuel Thibault <>)

starpu-tools 1.2.6+dfsg-3 (binary) (Samuel Thibault <>)

starpu-top 1.2.6+dfsg-3 (binary) (Samuel Thibault <>)

swift 2.19.0-2 (binary) (Debian OpenStack <>)

texlive-latex-extra 2018.20181214-1 (binary) (Debian TeX maintainers <>)

tldr 0.4.0-2+b2 (binary) (Debian Haskell Group <>)

undertaker 1.6.1-4.2+b1 (binary) (Christoph Egger <>)

vcdimager 2.0.1+dfsg-3 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

xchat 2.8.8-17 (binary) (Gianfranco Costamagna <>)

xfce4-screenshooter 1.9.3-1 (binary) (Debian Xfce Maintainers <>)

yade 2018.02b-6 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

zookeeper-bin 3.4.13-1 (binary) (Debian Java Maintainers <>)