Lintian Reports

E build-depends-on-build-essential-package-without-using-version

All reports of build-depends-on-build-essential-package-without-using-version for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The package declares a build-depends on a build essential package without using a versioned depends. Packages do not have to depend on any package included in build-essential. It is the responsibility of anyone building packages to have all build-essential packages installed. The only reason for an explicit dependency on a package included in build-essential is if a particular version of that package is required, in which case the dependency should include the version.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 4.2 (Package relationships) for details.

Severity: important, Certainty: certain

Check: fields/package-relations, Type: binary, udeb, source

Emitted (non-overridden): 3, overridden: 0, total: 3

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.

fonts-ubuntu 0.83-4 (source) (Debian Fonts Task Force <>)

rootskel-gtk 1.41 (source) (Debian Install System Team <>)

slrn 1.0.3+dfsg-3 (source) (Moritz Muehlenhoff <>)