Lintian Reports

W version-refers-to-distribution

All reports of version-refers-to-distribution for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The Debian portion of the package version contains a reference to a particular Debian release or distribution. This should only be done for uploads targeted at a particular release, not at unstable or experimental, and should refer to the release by version number or code name.

Using "testing" or "stable" in a package version targeted at the current testing or stable release is less informative than using the code name or version number and may cause annoying version sequencing issues if the package doesn't change before the next release cycle starts.

Refer to Debian Developer's Reference section 5.14.3 (Direct updates to testing) for details.

Severity: minor, Certainty: certain

Check: debian/changelog, Type: source, binary

Emitted (non-overridden): 1, overridden: 0, total: 1

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

virtio-forwarder (source) (Frik Botha <>)