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Wsymbols-file-contains-debian-revision

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.260. That is the most recent version we know about.

Debian revisions should be stripped from versions in symbols files. Not doing so leads to dependencies unsatisfiable by backports (1.0-1~bpo << 1.0-1 while 1.0-1~bpo >= 1.0). If the Debian revision can't be stripped because the symbol really appeared between two specific Debian revisions, you should postfix the version with a single "~" (example: 1.0-3~ if the symbol appeared in 1.0-3).

Refer to the dpkg-gensymbols(1) manual page and https://wiki.debian.org/UsingSymbolsFiles for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: shared-libs

The following 28 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 106 times.

We found 76 overrides. The tag performed 28% of the time.