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Re: Lintian auto-reject changes

On 18/06/15 13:00, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> * Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org>, 2015-06-18, 11:26:
>>>> Everything hitting "empty-binary-package" is a *nonfatal* reject now.
>>> How does this make packages better?
>> By avoiding bugs like <https://bugs.debian.org/789046>. Most packagers meant
>> to package something (and it's non-fatal so that metapackages that have no
>> documentation beyond the standard changelog, copyright etc. can override it).
> To clarify, majority of metapackages don't even need overrides for this, because
> Lintian is smart enough to guess from the package description or section that
> it's okay that this package is empty.

Same applies to transitional packages.


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