Re: Transitional (dummy) packages considered silly
Goswin von Brederlow <email@example.com> writes:
> Dpkg has the ability to vanish empty packages. A dummy package should
> be completly empty and not even contain a /usr/share/doc/.
Such a package is explicitly forbidden by Debian Policy. You need to
propose a Policy change if you want to do this. I believe it was
discussed some time past, and the general consensus was against doing
this, but I could be misremembering.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>