Re: package descriptions dummy/transitional
On Sun, 22 Jun 2003, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> 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.