Lintian Reports

W unknown-section

All reports of unknown-section for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The "Section:" field in this package's control file is not one of the sections in use on the ftp archive. Valid sections are currently admin, comm, cli-mono, database, debug, devel, doc, editors, electronics, embedded, fonts, games, gnome, gnu-r, gnustep, graphics, hamradio, haskell, httpd, interpreters, java, javascript, kde, libdevel, libs, lisp, localization, kernel, mail, math, misc, net, news, ocaml, oldlibs, otherosfs, perl, php, python, ruby, rust, science, shells, sound, tex, text, utils, vcs, video, web, x11, xfce, zope.

The section name should be preceded by "non-free/" if the package is in the non-free archive area, and by "contrib/" if the package is in the contrib archive area.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 2.4 (Sections) for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: fields/section, Type: binary, udeb, source

Emitted (non-overridden): 2, overridden: 1, total: 3

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

elvis-tiny 1.4-24+b2 (binary) (Miquel van Smoorenburg <>) overridden

golang-github-k0kubun-colorstring-dev 0.0~git20150214.0.9440f19-2 (binary) (Debian Go Packaging Team <>)

libjcode-perl 2.13-4 (binary) (Atsushi KAMOSHIDA <>)