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E build-depends-on-metapackage

All reports of build-depends-on-metapackage for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

Packages must not build-depend on metapackages.

Metapackages such as xorg, xorg-dev, x-window-system, x-window-system-dev and x-window-system-core exist only for the benefit of users and should not be used in package build dependencies.

Refer to for details.

Severity: error

Check: fields/package-relations

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