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

On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, Scott James Remnant wrote:

> 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.

No, the warning needs to say *what* field it is complaining about.  That's the

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