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distant-prerequisite-in-shlibs

This package declares in its shlibs control file either a dependency on some other package not listed in the Provides of this package or on a version of this package that the package version doesn't satisfy.

Packages should normally only list in their shlibs control file the shared libraries included in that package, and therefore the dependencies listed there should normally be satisfied by either the package itself or one of its Provides.

In unusual circumstances where it's necessary to declare more complex dependencies in the shlibs control file, please add a Lintian override for this warning.

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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 f5107b6. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/shlibs.

Visibility: warning

Renamed from:
  • shlibs-declares-dependency-on-other-package

The following 20 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 1004 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 999 overrides. The tag performed 0% of the time.