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 scripts.
Packages with PHP scripts must depend on the php-cli package. Note that a dependency on a php-cgi package (such as php-cgi or php7.0-cgi) is needlessly strict and forces the user to install a package that isn't needed.
In some cases a weaker relationship, such as Suggests or Recommends, will be more appropriate.