The source version string contains a tilde like
It is probably in a form like
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
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 d219a5a. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fields/version/repack/tilde.