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
The tag is present in Lintian version
That is the most recent version we know about.
We use semantic versions.
The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the
release tag in our Git
You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check binaries/spelling.