A stronger field for prerequisites in the
file satisfies the named condition stated in a weaker field.
For example, you would see this tag when the
already requires that a package which is also listed in
Suggests is installed. Or, a package could be listed in both
Recommends as well as
Current versions of
dpkg-gencontrol will silently ignore the
weaker field, but like anything unexpected it could indicate another oversight,
such as a misspelling or having forgotten to remove the stronger prereguisite
when the intent was to move it to a weaker field.
For more information please consult:
- Binary Dependencies - Depends, Recommends, Suggests, Enhances, Pre-Depends (Section 7.2) in the Debian Policy Manual
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 2ff4e94. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/control/prerequisite/redundant.