Lintian Reports

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/ 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

Emitted (non-overridden): 3, overridden: 0, total: 3

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

arch-test 0.16-2 (source) (Adam Borowski <>)

docbook 4.5-6 (source) (QA Group <>)

osgi-annotation 6.0.0-2 (source) (Debian Java Maintainers <>)