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Isynopsis-is-a-sentence

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.244. That is the most recent version we know about.

The package synopsis (also known as the "short" description, ie. the first line in the package's "Description:" field) either ends with a full stop "." character or starts another sentence.

This is not necessary as the synopsis does not need to be a full sentence. It is recommended that a single descriptive phrase is used instead.

Note also that the synopsis is not part of the rest of the "long" Description: field.

Refer to Debian Developer's Reference section 6.2.2 for details.

Visibility: info

Check: fields/description

Renamed from:

The following 271 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 346 times.

We found 7 overrides. The tag performed 98% of the time.