Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

I debian-watch-file-should-dversionmangle-not-uversionmangle

The version of this package contains dfsg, ds, or debian, but a misleading upstream version mangling occurs in the debian/watch file. Since the dfsg string is not part of the upstream version and its addition is Debian-specific, the debian/watch file should use the dversionmangle option to remove, instead of adding in uversionmangle, the dfsg before comparing version numbers.

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Severity: info

Check: debian/watch

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