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Re: Transitional (dummy) packages considered silly

Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> 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.

2.3. Copyright considerations

     Every package must be accompanied by a verbatim copy of its copyright
     and distribution license in the file
     `/usr/share/doc/<package>/copyright' (see Section 12.5, `Copyright
     information' for further details).

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