I found the upstream fix for this issue.
Author: Bernhard Voelker
Date: 2017-10-30 21:54:19 +0100
maint: make inter-release --version output more useful
Now, each snapshot has a version "number"
> I could submit a bug report against the upstream findutils component.
Should I do so?
No please don't, there is no point.
As noted above less old versions in Debian (and Ubuntu) already report a
more helpful version string.
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> First off: Ubuntu/Debian do not ship "patched version of the GNU findutils
> package [...] based on release 4.6.0".
OK. When I do "apt-get source findutils" I get a
file that does include two patches, but neither of them seems to be relevant to
First off: Ubuntu/Debian do not ship "patched version of the GNU
findutils package [...] based on release 4.6.0". The ship a GIT
snapshot. e.g. 4.6.0+git+20170828-2 is upstream GIT as of 2017-08-28.
/usr/share/doc/findutils/changelog.Debian.gz even has the full
respective GIT revision.
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findutils shows wrong version number
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