Lintian ReportsBETA

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

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.

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.108.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit a1e47cb. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/changelog.

Visibility: warning

The following 11 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 27 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 1 overrides. The tag performed 96% of the time.