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debian-watch-file-specifies-old-upstream-version

The watch file specifies an upstream version number which matches the upstream portion of an old debian/changelog entry, and the current debian/changelog entry specifies a newer upstream version. The version number in the watch file is very likely to be incorrect and probably should be replaced with the current expected upstream version. Otherwise, DEHS and similar projects will think the package is out of date even when it may not be.

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/watch.

Visibility: warning

The following 1 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 3 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 3 overrides. The tag performed 0% of the time.