Lintian Reports

W using-first-person-in-templates

All reports of using-first-person-in-templates for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

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.

Refer to Debian Developer's Reference section 6.5.2.5 (Do not use first person) for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: possible

Check: debconf, Type: binary, udeb, source

Evolution of the using-first-person-in-templates Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the using-first-person-in-templates tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 10, overridden: 4, total: 14

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.

gnats-user 4.1.0-3+b1 (binary)

portsentry 1.2-14+b1 (binary)

posh 0.12.6+b1 (binary)

steam 1.0.0.54-2 (binary) overridden

steamcmd 0~20130205-1 (binary) overridden

xfonts-traditional 1.8.0 (binary) overridden