Not noticed this error with Ubuntus `dpkg`
But the .deb has been rebuilt now with some dots for empty lines. (It's actually an EPM package build.)
Can't find anywhere else to report this:
~ dpkg -i phptags-0.8.deb
dpkg: error processing phptags-0.8.deb (--install):
parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/control' near line 6 package 'phptags':
blank line in value of field 'Description'
Errors were encountered while processing:
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.