Lintian Reports

W empty-binary-package

All reports of empty-binary-package for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

This binary package appears to be empty, and its description does not say that it's a metapackage or a transitional package. This is often due to problems with updating debhelper *.install files during package renames or similar problems where installation rules don't put files in the correct place.

If the package is deliberately empty, please mention in the package long description one of the phrases "metapackage", "dummy", "dependency package", or "empty package".

Previously, Lintian also accepted the use of "virtual package". This was removed to avoid overloading the term. If you have been relying on the phrase "virtual package" to avoid this warning, please replace it with one of the others.

Severity: important, Certainty: wild-guess

Check: files, Type: binary, udeb

Evolution of the empty-binary-package Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the empty-binary-package tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 40, overridden: 77, total: 117

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

akonadi-backend-postgresql 4:17.12.3-3 (binary) (Debian/Kubuntu Qt/KDE Maintainers <>) overridden

akonadi-backend-postgresql 4:18.08.1-1 (binary) (Debian/Kubuntu Qt/KDE Maintainers <>) overridden

asterisk-prompt-it-menardi 1:1.4.22+mm20110907-3 (binary) (Debian VoIP Team <>)

astrometry-data-2mass 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-2mass-00 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-2mass-01 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-2mass-02 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-2mass-03 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-2mass-04 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-2mass-05 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-2mass-06 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-2mass-07 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-2mass-08-19 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-tycho2 2-4 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-tycho2-07 2-4 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-tycho2-08 2-4 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-tycho2-09 2-4 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

astrometry-data-tycho2-10-19 2-4 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-amber-calib 4.3.7+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-amber-calib 4.3.8+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-fors-calib 5.3.23+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-fors-calib 5.3.32+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-giraf-calib 2.16.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-giraf-calib 2.16.2+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-hawki-calib 2.4.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-kmos-calib 2.1.0+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-kmos-calib 2.0.2+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-kmos-calib 1.4.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-muse-calib 2.2+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-muse-calib 2.6+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-muse-calib 2.4.1+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-muse-calib 2.0.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-naco-calib 4.4.6+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-naco-calib 4.4.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-sinfo-calib 3.1.0+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-sinfo-calib 3.0.0+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-uves-calib 5.9.1+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-uves-calib 5.8.2+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-vimos-calib 3.2.3+dfsg-2 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-vimos-calib 3.1.9+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-visir-calib 4.3.7+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-visir-calib 4.3.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-xshoo-calib 3.2.0+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-xshoo-calib 2.9.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpl-plugin-xshoo-calib 3.1.0+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

cpp-for-build 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

cpp-for-host 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

cpp-i586-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

cpp-x86-64-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

dict-gazetteer2k 1.0.0-5.4 (binary) (John Goerzen <>) overridden

firebird3.0-common-doc (binary) (Damyan Ivanov <>) overridden

firmware-b43-installer 1:019-3 (binary) (Daniel Echeverry <>)

firmware-b43legacy-installer 1:019-3 (binary) (Daniel Echeverry <>)

fonts-samyak 1.2.2-4 (binary) (Debian-IN Team <>)

fretsonfire 1.3.110.dfsg2-5 (binary) (Debian Games Team <>)

g++-for-build 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

g++-for-host 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

g++-i586-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

g++-x86-64-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

gcc-for-build 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

gcc-for-host 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

gcc-i586-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

gcc-x86-64-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

gfal2 2.16.1-1 (binary) (Mattias Ellert <>) overridden

gfortran-for-build 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

gfortran-for-host 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

gfortran-i586-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

gfortran-x86-64-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <>)

glx-diversions 0.9.0 (binary) (Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <>) overridden

gnome-colors 5.5.1-2 (binary) (GNOME-Colors Packagers <>)

gutenprint-locales 5.3.1-7 (binary) (Debian Printing Team <>)

inventor-doc 2.1.5-10-21 (binary) (Debian Science Team <>)

libbiojava4-java 4.2.12+dfsg-2 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <>) overridden

libgnome2-0 2.32.1-6 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <>)

libuima-adapter-soap-java 2.10.2-2 (binary) (Debian Java Maintainers <>)

mecab-ipadic-utf8 2.7.0-20070801+main-2 (binary) (Natural Language Processing (Japanese) <>) overridden

mysqmail 0.4.9-10.2 (binary) (Thomas Goirand <>)

naist-jdic-utf8 1:0.4.3-20 (binary) (Natural Language Processing (Japanese) <>) overridden

nghttp2 1.35.1-1 (binary) (Tomasz Buchert <>)

nordugrid-arc-ca-utils 5.4.3-2 (binary) (Mattias Ellert <>) overridden

nvidia-legacy-check 390.87-6 (binary) (Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <>) overridden

nvidia-legacy-check 410.93-1 (binary) (Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <>) overridden

otrs 6.0.16-1 (binary) (Patrick Matthäi <>) overridden

phonon-backend-null 4:4.10.2-1 (binary) (Debian/Kubuntu Qt/KDE Maintainers <>) overridden

phonon4qt5-backend-null 4:4.10.2-1 (binary) (Debian/Kubuntu Qt/KDE Maintainers <>) overridden

plume-creator-dbg 0.66+dfsg1-3.1+b3 (binary) (Miriam Ruiz <>)

primus-libs-ia32 0~20150328-7 (binary) (Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <>) overridden

proguard 6.0.3-1 (binary) (Debian Java Maintainers <>)

python-clang 1:7.0-47 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>) overridden

python-lldb 1:7.0-47 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <>) overridden

qmail-uids-gids 1.06-6 (binary) (Gerrit Pape <>)

runit-sysv 2.1.2-22 (binary) (Dmitry Bogatov <>) overridden

synphot-data (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

synphot-data 0.9.12+dfsg-2 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <>) overridden

trac-privatetickets 2.0.3-3.1 (binary) (Francisco Manuel Garcia Claramonte <>)

virtualbox-ext-pack 5.2.24-2 (binary) (Debian Virtualbox Team <>) overridden

virtualbox-ext-pack 6.0.2-1~exp2 (binary) (Debian Virtualbox Team <>) overridden

wesnoth-1.14 1:1.14.5-1 (binary) (Debian Games Team <>) overridden

xpilot-ng 1:4.7.3-2.3 (binary) (Ben Armstrong <>)

zope2.13-sandbox 2.13.22-1 (binary) (Debian/Ubuntu Zope Team <>)