Bug#666726: debian-policy: Clarify if empty control fields are ollowed or not
* Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <firstname.lastname@example.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
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: