> 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. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to findutils in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1842133 Title: findutils shows wrong version number Status in findutils package in Ubuntu: New Bug description: This problem occurs on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (bionic). It does not occur on Ubuntu 19.04 (disco) The "find" and "xargs" command are provided by a patched version of the GNU findutils package. The current version is based on release 4.6.0, but the "--version" option shows a version number of "4.7.0-git". As you can see, the "/usr/bin/find" executable is dated Nov 5 2017. findutils release 4.7.0 was released just yesterday, Aug 29 2017. Ubuntu 19.04 has findutils 4.6.0+git+20190209-2, and "find --version" shows "find (GNU findutils) 188.8.131.52-235f". Expected: "findutils --version" shows a version number based on 4.6.0 Actual: "findutils --version" shows a version number based on 4.7.0, which had not yet been released Demonstration: $ lsb_release -rd Description: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Release: 18.04 $ apt-cache policy findutils findutils: Installed: 4.6.0+git+20170828-2 Candidate: 4.6.0+git+20170828-2 Version table: *** 4.6.0+git+20170828-2 500 500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status $ ls -l /usr/bin/find -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 238080 Nov 5 2017 /usr/bin/find $ /usr/bin/find --version find (GNU findutils) 4.7.0-git Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Written by Eric B. Decker, James Youngman, and Kevin Dalley. Features enabled: D_TYPE O_NOFOLLOW(enabled) LEAF_OPTIMISATION FTS(FTS_CWDFD) CBO(level=2) $ To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/findutils/+bug/1842133/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp