All reports of debhelper-compat-file-is-missing for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:
The package build-depends on debhelper but does not ship a compat file. Packages not using an experimental or beta compatibility level may alternatively Build-Depend on the debhelper-compat virtual package, For example:Build-Depends: debhelper-compat (= 12)
Please refer to the debhelper documentation on how to create the compat file and the differences between each compat level.
Refer to https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-changes/2012/01/msg01335.html and the debhelper(7) manual page for details.
This tag has not been emitted in any package tested by Lintian.