The Debian diff.gz contains changes to files or creation of additional
files outside the
debian directory. Keeping the changes as separate
patches under the control of a patch system allows for more fine grained
control over them. The package will also more easily support possible
future source package formats if all changes outside the
directory are stored as patches.
If the diff only creates new files that can be copied into place by the
package build rules, consider putting them in the
directory rather than using a patch system.
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 debian/patches.