How about an XB-Meta-Package: dummy package field?

Scott Ritchie scott at
Thu Feb 14 06:35:41 UTC 2013

We have (and will continue to have) many transitional dummy packages 
with no content.  I see two main advantages to flagging them:

1) Lintian could be taught to warn about depending on them rather than 
the "real" package
2) Software center could refuse to display them even in the detailed view


-Scott Ritchie

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