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Re: List of possible empty binary packages

On Sun, Feb 07, 2010 at 08:20:08PM +0100, Luca Falavigna wrote:
> I conducted an analysis to see if there are empty packages in the
> archive which are not metapackages or transitional ones, and
> then prepared a dd-list to show affected packages.

Eya, thanks for this, very cool indeed.

Is the code you used to detect this available somewhere? I wonder mainly
how did you check if the packages are metapackages/transitional. If it
is something you consider reliable, it would be worth to turn your code
into a lintian check, so that we avoid in the future re-introducing this
kind of bugs.


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