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Wepoch-change-without-comment

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.55. 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 8053610. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/changelog.

Visibility: warning

The previous version of this package had a different version epoch (eg. 2:1.0-1) to the current version but there's no reference to this in the changelog entry.

Epochs exist to cope with changes to the upstream version numbering scheme. Whilst they are a powerful tool, increasing or adding an epoch has many downsides including causing issues with versioned dependencies, being misleading to users and being aesthetically unappealing. Whilst they should be avoided, valid reasons to add or increment the epoch include:

Temporary revertions (eg. after an NMU) should use not modify or introduce an epoch - please use the CURRENT+reallyFORMER until you can upload the latest version again.

If you are unsure whether you need to increase the epoch for a package, please consult the debian-devel mailing list.

Lintian looks in this version's changelog entry for the phrase "epoch".

The following 6 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 6 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.