Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

I spelling-error-in-binary

Lintian found a spelling error in the given binary. Lintian has a list of common misspellings that it looks for. It does not have a dictionary like a spelling checker does.

If the string containing the spelling error is translated with the help of gettext or a similar tool, please fix the error in the translations as well as the English text to avoid making the translations fuzzy. With gettext, for example, this means you should also fix the spelling mistake in the corresponding msgids in the *.po files.

You can often find the word in the source code by running:

grep -rw <word> <source-tree>

This tag may produce false positives for words that contain non-ASCII characters due to limitations in strings.

Severity: info

Check: binaries

These source packages in the archive trigger the tag.