(Please CC: me as I'm not subscribed) Just a brief note to let you guys know that I finished a dummy package hunt. I promised Jeroen van Wolffelaar I would do this after sarge was released in order to provide time for people to purge these dummies. The previous dummy hunt I did was too close to release and not all dummy packages were removed in time. All in all, I've reviewed 153 binary packages  and I've submitted 57 bugs, some to the binary packages some to source packages (if a source package generates more than one dummy package). I've actually submitted most of this bugs at "wishlist" severity, unlike the 18 bugs related to this issue I reported back in May (which were 'serious' since these dummy packages were unchanged from woody to sarge). Some were reported at higher severity, though. I want to mention this since I remember stumbling (through a blog entry from somebody in QA, don't remember who) in http://adn.diwi.org/wiki/index.php/DummyPackagesStatus I don't have time to update the info in the wiki, but if you want to do it, just look for bugs I've submitted (using this e-mail address) in the last two days. All of these are related to the dummy package hunt. I can also provide anyone interested with the mailbox with all bug submissions and changes sent to control@bugs One note, for those just looking for 'dummy' in the package description: there are many Ruby and Python dummy packages that are used to depend on the default Ruby/Python version in Debian. This is the case, for example, of python-unit, python-weblib, libcsv-ruby, libexif-ruby, libpgsql-ruby or ipython (amongst others). This the problem of not having a standard description for dummy/transitional packages, it's difficult to find all of them and some people are using the same name with different meanings. There should be some standarisation here or otherwise looking for these packages might be quite difficult. Best regards Javier  Output of the 'find-dummies.sh' script I wrote to find these back in May. It's not perfect, however, since it has false positives (see Python/Ruby stuff above) and false negatives (skimming at the list in the wiki I can see that fetchmail-ssl is indeed a dummy package but wasn't marked as such by the script). If you want to take a look at it, it is available at: http://cvs.debian.org/ddp/manuals.sgml/release-notes/find-dummies.sh?cvsroot=debian-doc It might make sense to move it out from there, I intended to use it for the Release Notes but then we dropped the idea since the list of dummy packages and packages that had changed names was just too long to be useful in the RN document.
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