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The source version string contains a tilde like ~dfsg. It is probably in a form like 1.0~dfsg-1.

Most people should use a plus sign instead, as in +dfsg. It will ensure proper version sorting.

We can think of two cases for which a tilde makes sense. First, upstream may release a tarball again using the same version, but with the offending files removed. The second case is when all DFSG concerns for a source tarball disappeared. In both cases, repacking is no longer necessary. We think both cases are rare.

For more information please consult:

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 8ab6976. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fields/version/repack/tilde.

Visibility: info

The following 111 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 111 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.