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Inconsistencies in package versions for stable releases


On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 05:43:13PM +0100, Robie Basak wrote:
> pattern that so many developers seem to use. This is one that I want to
> resolve in the long term by encouraging via a lint tool first before
> turning it into a recommendation and eventually policy.

The Ubuntu security team has a shell-script function that helps us keep
the version strings consistent that may serve as a blueprint for such a
lint:

https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-security/ubuntu-security-tools/trunk/view/head:/package-tools/check-source-package#L623

Thanks
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