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The debian/copyright file mentions Files-Excluded but the source version has no repack suffix.

Repackaged sources are expected to indicate in their version number that they are different from the upstream release. It is commonly done by adding a repack suffix to the upstream version.

The choice of repack suffix depends on the reason for repackaging. When some files were excluded because licensing was a concern, the suffix +dfsg may be appropriate. In more generic cases, one could chose +ds.

Upstream sources are sometimes repackaged by accident when using old versions of dh_make. It can also happen when a maintainer invokes the dh_make option --createorig even though it is not needed.

According to the Debian Developer's Reference, the repack suffix is not required.

Please include such a suffix in the changelog version number to avoid this warning.

For more information please consult:

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 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ca97c3a. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/copyright/dep5.

Visibility: info

The following 942 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 942 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 13 overrides. The tag performed 99% of the time.