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Idfsg-version-with-period

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fields/version/repack/period.

Visibility: info

The version contains the string .dfsg. That versioning may harbor a subtle sorting issue, namely: 1.2.dfsg1 is a more recent version than 1.2.1. It will therefore be difficult to find a nice version string for the next upstream release if it gains another dotted digit at the end.

It is better to use +dfsg instead. The plus sign + sorts before ., so the sorting that is usually desired can take place:

1.2 < 1.2+dfsg < 1.2.1

The following 68 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 68 times (in any Lintian version).

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