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

Andy Whitcroft apw at
Fri Feb 15 10:52:59 UTC 2013

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 10:35:41PM -0800, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> We have (and will continue to have) many transitional dummy packages
> with no content.  I see two main advantages to flagging them:

Were you proposing something like the below?  Otherwise the name might
want to include transitional, as there are meta packages which are the
right thing to use and not going away:

	XB-Meta-Package: transitional


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