Lintian ReportsBETA


An earlier-than version clause is normally an indication that Breaks should be used instead of Conflicts. Breaks is a weaker requirement that provides the package manager more leeway to find a valid upgrade path. Conflicts should only be used if two packages can never be unpacked at the same time, or for some situations involving virtual packages (where a version clause is not appropriate). In particular, when moving files between packages, use Breaks plus Replaces, not Conflicts plus Replaces.

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.111.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ce6249d. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fields/package-relations.

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The following 458 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 1184 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 20 overrides. The tag performed 98% of the time.