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
release tag in our Git
You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 8053610. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fields/priority.
The given package appears to be a library package, but it has "Priority" of "required", "important", or "standard".
In general, a library package should only get pulled in on a system because some other package depends on it; no library package needs installation on a system where nothing uses it.
debian/control and downgrade the severity to, for