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-rw-r--r--debian/changelog8
-rw-r--r--policy.sgml5
-rw-r--r--upgrading-checklist.sgml3
3 files changed, 14 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index cb9a7c0..93cf4f7 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -13,8 +13,14 @@ debian-policy (3.9.7.0) unstable; urgency=low
Seconded: Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>
Seconded: Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
Closes: #765499
+ * Policy: [5.1] empty field values in control files are only permitted in
+ the debian/control file of a source package.
+ Wording: Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>
+ Seconded: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org>
+ Seconded: Andrey Rahmatullin <wrar@debian.org>
+ Closes: #666726
- -- Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:01:58 +0100
+ -- Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org> Sun, 08 Feb 2015 19:22:01 +0100
debian-policy (3.9.6.1) unstable; urgency=low
diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml
index 947a1e1..4adee0b 100644
--- a/policy.sgml
+++ b/policy.sgml
@@ -2558,7 +2558,9 @@ Package: libc6
the field name is <tt>Package</tt> and the field value
<tt>libc6</tt>.
</p>
-
+ <p> Empty field values are only permitted in source package control files
+ (<file>debian/control</file>). Such fields are ignored.
+ </p>
<p>
A paragraph must not contain more than one instance of a
particular field name.
@@ -2701,6 +2703,7 @@ Package: libc6
file. These tools are responsible for removing the line
breaks from such fields when using fields from
<file>debian/control</file> to generate other control files.
+ They are also responsible for discarding empty fields.
</p>
<p>
diff --git a/upgrading-checklist.sgml b/upgrading-checklist.sgml
index 32293cd..7e490e6 100644
--- a/upgrading-checklist.sgml
+++ b/upgrading-checklist.sgml
@@ -46,6 +46,9 @@ Released xxx, 2015.
<tag>9.2.2</tag>
<item> 32bit UIDs in the range 65536-4294967293 are reserved for dynamically
allocated user accounts.
+<tag>5.1</tag>
+ <item> Empty field values in control files are only permitted in the
+ <file>debian/control</file> file of a source package.
</item> </taglist></p>
<sect id="3.9.6.0"> Version 3.9.6.0