The python-minimal package (and versioned variants thereof) exists only to possibly become an Essential package. Depending on it is always an error since it should never be installed without python. If it becomes Essential, there is no need to depend on it, and until then, packages that require Python must depend on python.
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 ca97c3a. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fields/package-relations.