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Re: Transitional (dummy) packages considered silly

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@web.de> 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.


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