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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 5.8.5.4 (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 https://bugs.debian.org/916877 for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: changelog-file, Type: binary

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