Lintian Reports

W changelog-file-missing-explicit-entry

All reports of changelog-file-missing-explicit-entry for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The latest changelog file for this package specifies a version in the form of 1.2-3+deb8u1, 1.2-3+nmu4 (or similar) but this does not follow from a corresponding 1.2-3 changelog stanza.

This suggests that changes were merged into a single entry. This is suboptimal as it makes it more difficult for users to determine which upload fixed a particular bug.

Refer to Debian Developer's Reference section (Preparing packages to address security issues), Debian Developer's Reference section 5.11.2 (NMUs and debian/changelog), Debian Developer's Reference section 5.14.3 (Direct updates to testing), and for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: debian/changelog, Type: source, binary

Emitted (non-overridden): 1, overridden: 0, total: 1

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.

textdraw 0.2+ds-0+nmu1+b3 (binary) (Rene Engelhard <>)