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
> the field name is <tt>Package</tt> and the field value
> + <p> Empty fields value are only permitted in source package control files
> + (<file>debian/control</file>). Such fields are ignored.
> + </p>
> A paragraph must not contain more than one instance of a
> particular field name.
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?
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