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Wsymbols-declares-dependency-on-other-package

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.108.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit a1e47cb. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/shlibs.

Visibility: warning

This package declares in its symbols control file a dependency on some other package (and not one listed in the Provides of this package).

Packages should normally only list in their symbols 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 symbols control file, please add a Lintian override for this warning.

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The following 31 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 84 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 48 overrides. The tag performed 43% of the time.