Although this package is not a "-dev" package, it installs a "libsomething.so" symbolic link referencing the corresponding shared library. When the link doesn't include the version number, it is used by the linker when other programs are built against this shared library.
Shared libraries are supposed to place such symbolic links in their respective "-dev" packages, so it is a bug to include it with the main library package.
However, if this is a small package which includes the runtime and the development libraries, this is not a bug. In the latter case, please override this warning.
For more information please consult:
- Debian Policy Manual section 8.4
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 02df726. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check libraries/shared/links.