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I debian-rules-parses-dpkg-parsechangelog

All reports of debian-rules-parses-dpkg-parsechangelog for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The rules file appears to be parsing the output of dpkg-parsechangelog to determine the current package version name, version, or timestamp, etc.

Since dpkg 1.16.1, this could be replaced by including the /usr/share/dpkg/pkg-info.mk Makefile library and using the DEB_{SOURCE,VERSION} or SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH variables.

Using this library is not only cleaner and more efficient, it handles many corner-cases such as binNMUs, epoch versions, etc.

Severity: info

Check: debian/rules

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