All reports of depends-on-essential-package-without-using-version for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The package declares a depends on an essential package, e.g. dpkg, without using a versioned depends. Packages do not need to depend on essential packages; essential means that they will always be present. The only reason to list an explicit dependency on an essential package is if you need a particular version of that package, in which case the version should be given in the dependency.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 3.5 (Dependencies) for details.

Severity: important, Certainty: certain

Check: fields, Type: binary, udeb, source

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debathena-larvnet 10.0.10-0debathena1~ubuntu12.04 (binary)