I am unable to determine why I am getting this message from lintian.
My control file seems normal to me with this header. I am attempting
to build a meta package that contains nothing but depends so that I
can pull in various packages easily by installing my metapackage.
I have reduced the problem to this small example which illustrates the
problem I am having.
Description: My server package bundle
Running lintian on the resulting .deb results in the following output.
I know this is coming from the fields module of lintian. But I got
lost in the perl.
W: myserverbundle: virtual-package-depends-without-real-package-depends rsh-client
Why does it think rsh-client is a virtual package? This happens even
with the sid version 1.22.6 lintian. Other dependencies that I have
listed do not trigger this behavior. But either rsh-client or
rsh-server do and so this seems somehow specific to those packages.