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Wsymbols-file-contains-debian-revision

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.244. 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 31 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 117 times.

We found 76 overrides. The tag performed 35% of the time.