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

Le Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 03:08:47PM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh a écrit :
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2014, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > 
> > do you have examples of packages having empty fields in source package control
> > files ?  I have not found any.  (In the sense that a field that only contains
> > a substitution variable is not considered empty).
> They come from empty substitutions, yes.

Then they are not empty: there is a big difference between "Depends:" and
"Depends: ${foo}".  I think that it would be very confusing if we would refer
them as empty.

Also, the bug started with a problem where "empty" means "nothing after the


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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