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Wvirtual-package-depends-without-real-package-depends

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.109.24. That is the most recent version we know about.

The package declares a depends on a virtual package without listing a real package as an alternative first.

If this package could ever be a build dependency, it should list a real package as the first alternative to any virtual package in its Depends. Otherwise, the build daemons will not be able to provide a consistent build environment.

If it will never be a build dependency, this isn't necessary, but you may want to consider doing so anyway if there is a real package providing that virtual package that most users will want to use.

Visibility: warning

Check: fields/package-relations

The following 19 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 22 times.

We found 1 overrides. The tag performed 95% of the time.