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Iunnecessary-source-date-epoch-assignment

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.108.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit a1e47cb. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/rules.

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There is an assignment to a SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH variable in the debian/rules file.

As of dpkg 1.18.8, this is no longer necessary as dpkg exports this variable if it is not already set. However, you can also include /usr/share/dpkg/pkg-info.mk or /usr/share/dpkg/default.mk to ensure it is exported.

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The following 40 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 48 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 1 overrides. The tag performed 98% of the time.