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tab-in-license-text

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.

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 2.111.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ce6249d. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/copyright/dep5.

Visibility: warning

The following 157 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 203 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.