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essential-no-not-needed

Having "Essential: no" is the same as not having the field at all, so it just makes the Packages file longer with no benefit.

For more information please consult:

  • Essential (Section 5.6.9) in the Debian Policy Manual

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 ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check fields/essential.

Visibility: warning

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.