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

On Sun, 23 Nov 2014, Bill Allombert wrote:
> diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml
> index 6eac491..66de529 100644
> --- a/policy.sgml
> +++ b/policy.sgml
> @@ -2556,13 +2556,15 @@ endif
>  	  <example compact="compact">
>  Package: libc6
>  	  </example>
>  	  the field name is <tt>Package</tt> and the field value
>  	  <tt>libc6</tt>.
>  	</p>
> -
> +        <p> Empty fields value are only permitted in source package control files
> +	  (<file>debian/control</file>). Such fields are ignored.
> +        </p>
>  	<p>
>  	  A paragraph must not contain more than one instance of a
>  	  particular field name.
>  	</p>
>  	<p>

I'm okay with this, but wouldn't it be better if it were more assertive
about the fact that empty fields must be supported in source packages, and
must be removed when generating binary packages?

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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