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Wsyntax-error-in-debian-changelog

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.109.24. That is the most recent version we know about.

While parsing the Debian changelog, a syntax error was found. If you have old changelog entries that don't follow the current syntax but that you want to keep as-is for the historical record, add the line:

Old Changelog:

with no leading whitespace before the legacy entries. This line and everything after it will be ignored.

Please refer to Debian Policy Manual section 4.4 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: debian/changelog

The following 41 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 69 times.

We found 6 overrides. The tag performed 91% of the time.