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debhelper-but-no-misc-depends

The source package uses debhelper, but it does not include ${misc:Depends} in the given binary package's debian/control entry. Any debhelper command may add dependencies to ${misc:Depends} that are required for the work that it does, so recommended best practice is to always add ${misc:Depends} to the dependencies of each binary package if debhelper is in use.

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit fac7222. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debhelper.

Visibility: warning

The following 218 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 286 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 19 overrides. The tag performed 93% of the time.