All reports of debhelper-script-needs-versioned-build-depends for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The given debhelper script was introduced in a later version of debhelper than the package Build-Depends on. The package Build-Depends should be updated to require that version of debhelper. Giving the version followed by ~ is recommended so that backports will satisfy the dependency.

etch was released with debhelper version 5.0.42, so every package that assumes a newer version should explicitly declare so for the sake of etch backports.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: debhelper, Type: source

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