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Bug#666726: debian-policy: Clarify if empty control fields are ollowed or not

Le Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 10:56:15AM +0100, Bill Allombert a écrit :
> What about automatically generated control files and substvar ?
> e.g.
> Depends: ${misc:Depends}
> where ${misc:Depends} resolve to the empty string ?
> Does dpkg-gencontrol take care of that ? In that case we should not lead people
> to believe that the above is incorrect.

Hi Bill,

a quick check where I added "Recommends: ${misc:Recommends}" and "Suggests:" to
the source control file of the "hello" package suggests that empty fields
are removed by default.

Have a nice week-end,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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