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Bug#703612: developers-reference: transitional packages cannot always safely be removed

Package: developers-reference
Version: 3.4.9
Severity: normal

share/doc/developers-reference/developers-reference.txt.gz says:

  6.7.7. Make transition packages deborphan compliant
    For example, with --guess-dummy, deborphan tries to search all
    transitional packages which were needed for upgrade but which can
    now safely be removed. For that, it looks for the string dummy or
    transitional in their short description.

"which can now safely be removed" is incorrect, as a transitional
package can still contain executables and be functional, e.g. ffmpeg.

According to


a transitional package can also be a package that will be removed
in a future version of Debian.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.8-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

developers-reference depends on no packages.

Versions of packages developers-reference recommends:
ii  debian-policy

Versions of packages developers-reference suggests:
ii  doc-base  0.10.4

-- no debconf information

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