The Debian diff or native package contains a file ending in
~ or of the form
.xxx.swp, which is normally either an
Emacs or vim backup file or a backup file created by programs such as
debconf-updatepo. This usually causes no
harm, but it's messy and bloats the size of the Debian diff to no useful
The tag is present in Lintian version
That is the most recent version we know about.
We use semantic versions.
The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the
release tag in our Git
You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ca97c3a. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check cruft.