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Name Stage Failure
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debian9 Build
The Meson build system
Version: 0.37.1
Source dir: /builds/coolfire/hexchat
Build dir: /builds/coolfire/hexchat/build
Build type: native build

Meson encountered an error in file meson.build, line 1, column 0:
Meson version is 0.37.1 but project requires >= 0.40.0.
ERROR: Job failed: exit code 1