Re: lintian: empty (transition) packages shouldn't need a copyright file
>>"Simon" == Simon Richter <Simon.Richter@phobos.fachschaften.tu-muenchen.de> writes:
Simon> lintian complains about empty packages not having a copyright file. I
Simon> think it should silently accept empty packages (Severity set to normal
Simon> because it might actually stop packages from being installed).
Even an otherwise empty package contains metadata files (or
else what good does it do?), and these metadata files need a
copyright file giving the license under which they are distributable,
So I don't think there is anything wrong with Lintian
complaining about the lack of a copyright notice -- there should
always be one, if only for the metadata.
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