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syntax-error-in-debian-changelog

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.

For more information please consult:

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 2.112.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 25e9483. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/changelog.

Visibility: warning

The following 42 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 141 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 6 overrides. The tag performed 96% of the time.