All reports of build-depends-on-essential-package-without-using-version for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:
The package declares a build-depends on an essential package, e.g. dpkg, without using a versioned depends. Packages do not need to build-depend on essential packages; essential means that they will always be present. The only reason to list an explicit dependency on an essential package is if you need a particular version of that package, in which case the version should be given in the dependency.
Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 4.2 (Package relationships) for details.
Severity: important, Certainty: certain
Check: fields, Type: binary, udeb, source
Evolution of the build-depends-on-essential-package-without-using-version Lintian tag over the past 366 days:
Emitted (non-overridden): 2, overridden: 1, 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.
debian-installer 20170407 (source) overridden
- O build-depends: e2fsprogs
herisvm 0.7.0-1 (source)
- build-depends: bash
snapd 2.21-2 (source)
- build-depends: init-system-helpers