Bug#666726: debian-policy: Clarify if empty control fields are ollowed or not
On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 12:59:45PM +0200, Andreas Noteng wrote:
> Package: debian-policy
> Severity: minor
> The policy does not clearly state if empty control fields in debian/control are
> allowed or not. dpkg accepts te use of empty fields, apt does not.
> IMHO empty control fields are bad practice, and should explicitly not be allowed.
> This bug is of relevance to checkinstall bug #666262
You are confusing the source package debian/control and the binary package
Empty control fields are valid in debian/control, but not in DEBIAN/control.
dpkg-gencontrol take care of removing them when generating DEBIAN/control from
debian/control, as I understand.
Imagine a large red swirl here.