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

* Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org>, 2014-11-23, 18:49:
This bug is mostly to document a check in dak. Are you suggesting the check is looking at the debian/control file and reject source packages with empty fields?

That would be broken beyond belief! debian/control might not even *exist* after source package unpack when it is autogenerated during the build.

Not quite. dpkg-buildpackage checks for existence of debian/control before running debian/rules. So if the source package doesn't ship the file, it will FTBFS.

Moreover, ftp-masters require that certain things in debian/control (Build-Depends, package list) do not change during package build:

Jakub Wilk

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