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Re: package descriptions dummy/transitional

On Sun, 22 Jun 2003, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

> Hello,
> I noticed a few transitional and dummy packages on my system, but there was
> no common way to identify them. I think the following packages exist:
> a) dummy packages which depend on the new name of a package for
>    1 - automatic updates after split or rename (e.g. xpdf-i)
>    2 - dependencies
> b) meta packages which depend on the actual version family
>    (a lot of the python stuff looks like this)

Years ago, the apt author and I decided to use Meta-Package: yes for this.

It's not an official header, however.

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