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Wusing-first-person-in-templates

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.328. That is the most recent version we know about.

You should avoid the use of first person ("I will do this..." or "We recommend..."). The computer is not a person and the Debconf templates do not speak for the Debian developers. You should use neutral construction and often the passive form.

If this template is only used internally by the package and not displayed to the user, put "for internal use" in the short description.

Please refer to Debian Developer's Reference section 6.5.2.5 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: debian/debconf

The following 3 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 4 times.

We found 2 overrides. The tag performed 50% of the time.