A subset of the reports of upstream-metadata-file-is-missing for the archive. Unfortunately the full list is too long, so only 1024 instances are listed on this page. At most 3 tags are shown per package. If you need the full list of tags, please download the lintian.log.gz file and extract the data you need.
The extended description of this tag is:
This source package is not Debian-native but it does not have a debian/upstream/metadata file.
The Upstream MEtadata GAthered with YAml (UMEGAYA) project is an effort to collect meta-information about upstream projects from any source package. This file is in YAML format and it is used in to feed the data in the UltimateDebianDatabase. For example, it can contains the way the authors want their software be cited in publications and some bibliographic references about the software.
Please add a debian/upstream/metadata file.
Refer to http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep12/ and https://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamMetadata for details.
Severity: pedantic, Certainty: certain
Check: upstream-metadata, Type: source
This tag is marked experimental, which means that the code that generates it is not as well-tested as the rest of Lintian and might still give surprising results. Feel free to ignore experimental tags that do not seem to make sense, though of course bug reports are always welcome.
Evolution of the upstream-metadata-file-is-missing Lintian tag over the past 366 days:
Emitted (non-overridden): 24873, overridden: 0, total: 24873
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.