All reports of needlessly-depends-on-awk for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The package seems to declare a relation on awk. awk is a virtual package, but it is special since it's de facto essential. If you don't need to depend on a specific version of awk (which wouldn't work anyway, as dpkg doesn't support versioned provides), you should remove the dependency on awk.

Severity: important, Certainty: certain

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