Each Debian package (which provides a /usr/share/doc/pkg directory) must install a Debian changelog file in /usr/share/doc/pkg/changelog.Debian.gz
A common error is to name the Debian changelog like an upstream changelog (/usr/share/doc/pkg/changelog.gz); therefore, Lintian will apply further checks to such a file if it exists even after issuing this error.
For more information please consult:
- Changelog files and release notes (Section 12.7) in the Debian Policy Manual
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 fac7222. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/changelog.