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Wessential-no-not-needed

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.264. That is the most recent version we know about.

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

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 5.6.9 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: fields/essential

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.