Packages that use mawk scripts must depend on the mawk package. If they don't need mawk-specific features, and can just as easily work with gawk, then they should be awk scripts instead.
In some cases a weaker relationship, such as Suggests or Recommends, will be more appropriate.
The tag is present in Lintian version
That is the most recent version we know about.
We use semantic versions.
The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the
release tag in our Git
You can find the detection logic for this version at commit fd97859. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check scripts.