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Wtab-in-license-text

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

A long license text in debian/copyright contains a tab character. It often occurs when a license text is copied from another source, and not reformatted.

DEP-5 disallows the use of tab characters in the license text. Please remove it.

Visibility: warning

Check: debian/copyright/dep5

The following 201 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 248 times.

We found 4 overrides. The tag performed 98% of the time.