Lintian Reports

W stronger-dependency-implies-weaker

All reports of stronger-dependency-implies-weaker for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

In the debian/control stanza for the given package, a stronger dependency field implies one of the dependencies in a weaker dependency field. In other words, the Depends field of the package requires that one of the packages listed in Recommends or Suggests be installed, or a package is listed in Recommends as well as Suggests.

Current versions of dpkg-gencontrol will silently fix this problem by removing the weaker dependency, but it may indicate a more subtle bug (misspelling or forgetting to remove the stronger dependency when it was moved to the weaker field).

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 7.2 (Binary Dependencies - Depends, Recommends, Suggests, Enhances, Pre-Depends) for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: debian/control, Type: source

Emitted (non-overridden): 2, overridden: 0, total: 2

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

nagios-plugins-contrib 25.20191015+1 (source) (Debian Nagios Maintainer Group <>)

odb-api 0.18.1-10 (source) (Alastair McKinstry <>)