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I believe I spotted it during the upgrade from Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 to 16.04, but I know for sure that I spotted it just know during a dist-upgrade, I sometimes get this warning from dpkg:

dpkg: warning: version '/etc/lsb-release' has bad syntax: version number does not start with a digit

The contents of the /etc/lsb-release file is:

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=16.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 16.04 LTS"

So I'm not entirely sure what the problem is and what (if anything) I should do about it... Is this a bug in the lsb-release file (somewhere where I haven't noticed) or is this a problem with dpkg or...?

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    Contents of my file are the exact same. I'm going to assume bug. – Kaz Wolfe Jun 28 '16 at 21:43
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This is a bug in dpkg which has been reported here: Bug #1597466

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