Lintian Reports

W new-package-uses-date-based-version-number

All reports of new-package-uses-date-based-version-number for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

This package appears to be the first packaging of a new upstream software package (there is only one changelog entry and the Debian revision is 1) and uses a date-based versioning scheme such as YYYYMMDD-1.

Packages using date-based version numbering should use a "0~" prefix (eg. 0~20201612-1 or similar) to avoid having to introduce an epoch if upstream starts tagging releases in a more conventional manner.

Severity: warning

Check: debian/changelog

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