I'm frequently observing that people have a string ": " in the yaml
value field of debian/upstream/metadata.  Please note that this string
marks the separation between field and value and is not allowed inside a
value.  The attached patch fixes this for gmt.  You do not need to
upload the package to fix this - it is sufficient to "git am" the patch.
Thus I did not filed a bug report but currently I'm sitting behind a
slow connection that does not permit me to clone the whole gmt
repository and making some extra noise about this issue besides a simple
commit might (hopefully) create some awareness of this issue which is a
frequent mistake (not only in Debian GIS packages).

Kind regards


>From 974a4cffe02f766e266a75eed95734cd1dbbfdf1 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Andreas Tille <ti...@debian.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:29:15 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] Fix Title field in citation data.  You may not use ": "
 string in yaml values.

 debian/upstream/metadata | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/debian/upstream/metadata b/debian/upstream/metadata
index dcfe045..d440e6a 100644
--- a/debian/upstream/metadata
+++ b/debian/upstream/metadata
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ Reference:
   Month: nov
   Number: 45
   Pages: 409-410
-  Title: Generic Mapping Tools: Improved version released
+  Title: "Generic Mapping Tools: Improved version released"
   Volume: 94
   Year: 2013

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