Lintian Reports

W menu-item-creates-new-section

All reports of menu-item-creates-new-section for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The menu item has a line that specifies an unknown section or uses a section that is intended only as a menu root, not as a section that applications should use directly. Check the spelling of the section and check the section against the list in the menu policy. (The menu sections changed as of June of 2007.)

Refer to The Debian Menu sub-policy section 2.1 (Preferred menu structure) for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: menu-format, Type: binary

Evolution of the menu-item-creates-new-section Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the menu-item-creates-new-section tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 60, overridden: 32, total: 92

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.

ccal 4.0-4 (binary) (Javier Fernandez-Sanguino <>)

geki3 1.0.3-8.1 (binary) (Debian Games Team <>)

netmaze 0.81+jpg0.82-16 (binary) (John Goerzen <>)

spacearyarya 1.0.2-7.1 (binary) (Debian Games Team <>)

sump-logicanalyzer 0.8-1 (binary) (Yannick Heinrich <>)

tcm 2.20+TSQD-5 (binary) (Debian QA Group <>)

wmwave 0.4-10+b1 (binary) (Guido G√ľnther <>)

xcal 4.1-19+b2 (binary) (Lars Bahner <>)

xtalk 1.3-15.3 (binary) (Luis Uribe <>)

xteddy 2.2-3 (binary) (Debian Games Team <>) overridden