On Thu, 2004-04-29 at 16:41 -0400, Steven Augart wrote: > 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 > Essential belongs in the paragraph for the binary package, not the first paragraph (which concerns the source). Also there's no need to tell dpkg it *isn't* an Essential package -- that's the default. If you put "Essential: no" alongside the binary information, does the warning go away? If so, dpkg is exhibiting the correct behaviour and this bug can be closed. Thanks, Scott -- Have you ever, ever felt like this? Had strange things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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