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Idfsg-version-with-period

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.318. That is the most recent version we know about.

The version number of this package contains ".dfsg", probably in a form like "1.2.dfsg1". There is a subtle sorting problem with this version method: 1.2.dfsg1 is considered a later version than 1.2.1. If upstream adds another level to its versioning, finding a good version number for the next upstream release will be awkward.

Upstream may never do this, in which case this isn't a problem, but it's normally better to use "+dfsg" instead (such as "1.2+dfsg1"). "+" sorts before ".", so 1.2 < 1.2+dfsg1 < 1.2.1 as normally desired.

Visibility: info

Check: fields/version

The following 68 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 68 times.

We found 3 overrides. The tag performed 96% of the time.