Lintian is a comprehensive package checker for Debian packages.
It tries to check for
- Debian Policy violations and violations of various sub-policies,
- best practices,
- common mistakes,
- and problems that maintainers like to catch before uploads.
It is maintained by the lintian team
Derivatives (Vendors) use it. this guide describes how to setup a Lintian vendor profile and have Lintian recognise the release name of the distro.