The Debian news file must be installed as /usr/share/doc/pkg/NEWS.Debian.gz with exactly that capitalization or automated tools may not find it correctly.
For more information please consult:
- Debian Developer's Reference section 6.3.4
The tag is present in Lintian version
That is the most recent version we know about.
We use semantic versions.
The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the
release tag in our Git
You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ffc17eb. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/changelog.