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synopsis-is-a-sentence

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.

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 3410a22. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fields/description.

Visibility: info

Renamed from:
  • description-synopsis-might-not-be-phrased-properly

The following 275 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 464 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 8 overrides. The tag performed 98% of the time.