Package: lintian
Version: 2.5.44
Followup-For: Bug #765166

The following License section also causes a false positive:

License: GFDL-1.1+
 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
 under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or
 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no
 Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover

The exact lintian error is:

E: vera source: license-problem-gfdl-invariants debian/copyright invariant part 
is: with no invariant sections, with no front-cover texts, and with no 
back-cover texts. comment: upstream comments:

AFAICT, according to [0], the above license is OK.

Adding a separate warning mentioning that the DEP5 license name should
be GFDL-NIV-1.1+ in the above case would help.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.5.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL 
set to en_CA.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages lintian depends on:
ii  binutils                          2.26-10
ii  bzip2                             1.0.6-8
ii  diffstat                          1.61-1
ii  file                              1:5.25-2
ii  gettext                           0.19.7-2
ii  hardening-includes                2.8+nmu2
ii  intltool-debian                   0.35.0+20060710.4
ii  libapt-pkg-perl                   0.1.29+b5
ii  libarchive-zip-perl               1.57-1
ii  libclass-accessor-perl            0.34-1
ii  libclone-perl                     0.38-1+b1
ii  libdata-alias-perl                1.20-1+b1
ii  libdpkg-perl                      1.18.7
ii  libemail-valid-perl               1.198-1
ii  libfile-basedir-perl              0.07-1
ii  libipc-run-perl                   0.94-1
ii  liblist-moreutils-perl            0.413-1+b1
ii  libparse-debianchangelog-perl     1.2.0-8
ii  libperl5.22 [libdigest-sha-perl]  5.22.2-1
ii  libtext-levenshtein-perl          0.13-1
ii  libtimedate-perl                  2.3000-2
ii  liburi-perl                       1.71-1
ii  libyaml-libyaml-perl              0.41-6+b1
ii  man-db                            2.7.5-1
ii  patchutils                        0.3.4-1
ii  perl                              5.22.2-1
ii  t1utils                           1.39-2
ii  xz-utils                          5.1.1alpha+20120614-2.1

Versions of packages lintian recommends:
ii  dpkg                                 1.18.7
ii  libperlio-gzip-perl                  0.19-1+b1
ii  perl                                 5.22.2-1
ii  perl-modules-5.22 [libautodie-perl]  5.22.2-1

Versions of packages lintian suggests:
pn  binutils-multiarch     <none>
ii  dpkg-dev               1.18.7
ii  libhtml-parser-perl    3.72-1
ii  libtext-template-perl  1.46-1

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