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version-substvar-for-external-package

The first package has a relation on the second package using a dpkg-control substitution variable to generate the versioned part of the relation. However the second package is not built from this source package. Usually this means there is a mistake or typo in the package name in this dependency.

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 2.112.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 131c0f4. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/version-substvars.

Visibility: error

The following 26 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 58 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 6 overrides. The tag performed 90% of the time.