Re: Transitional (dummy) packages considered silly
Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
> Goswin von Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Do you happen to know the chapter/section where that is said?
Note that "12.7 Changelog files" does not require a
/usr/share/doc/changelog for native packages.