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Bug#246595: dpkg-dev: dpkg-buildpackage gripes about "Essential: no"

Package: dpkg-dev
Version: 1.10.20
Severity: normal

dpkg-buildpackage griped with a warning about an unrecognized control
field when it built my package with "Essential: no" in the debian/control
file.  As soon as I removed the "Essential: no", the warning went away.

The exact warning message was: dpkg-source: warning: unknown information field in input data in general section of control info file

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.20-18.9

Versions of packages dpkg-dev depends on:
ii  binutils          The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  cpio                       2.5-1.1       GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii  make                       3.80-6        The GNU version of the "make" util
ii  patch                      2.5.9-1       Apply a diff file to an original
ii  perl [perl5]               5.8.3-3       Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  perl-modules               5.8.3-3       Core Perl modules.

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