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Idebian-rules-parses-dpkg-parsechangelog

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.244. That is the most recent version we know about.

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/pkg-info.mk 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.

Visibility: info

Check: debian/rules

The following 644 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 865 times.

We found 5 overrides. The tag performed 99% of the time.