Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

W odd-historical-debian-changelog-version

The version string in a historical changelog entry was not parsed correctly. Usually, that means it does not conform to policy.

It can also happen when a package changes from native to non-native (or the other way around). Historical entries are then in a nonconforming format.

As a side note, Lintian cannot tell whether a package changed from naive to non-native, or the other way around. It can only say whether the historical changelog entries comply with the current nativeness of a package.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 5.6.12 (Version) for details.

Severity: warning

Check: debian/changelog

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