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Lintian auto-reject changes in dak




Hi -devel,

Since [0], failing the following Lintian tag will now cause your
upload to be rejecting by the Debian archive software:

  Tag: latest-debian-changelog-entry-without-new-date
  Severity: important
  Certainty: certain
  Info: The latest Debian changelog entry has either the same or even an
   older date as the entry before.
   .
   This can result in subtle bugs due to the <tt>SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH</tt>
   environment variable being the same between the older and newer
   versions.

This is to address #873489 [1]. There is more rationale available in
the thread from one of our users [2].

The current version of Lintian in buster/sid (2.5.52) emits this as
a warning ("W:") but the next version — pending release — will emit
this as an error ("E:") [3].

(If you believe other tags should be auto-rejected, please open
a suitable wishlist bug against the "ftp.debian.org" BTS pseudo-
package. You can read more about Lintian autorejects on the
ftpmaster webpages [4].)


  [0] https://lists.debian.org/debian-dak/2017/08/msg00005.html
  [1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=873489
  [2] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/reproducible-builds/Week-of-Mon-20170828/009167.html
  [3] https://anonscm.debian.org/git/lintian/lintian.git/commit/?id=a5146df5a79f449e9ae9c44554968418aa1f7900
  [4] https://ftp-master.debian.org/#lintianrejects


Best wishes,

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