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 4:18.08.1-1 (binary) (Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <debian-qt-kde@lists.debian.org>) overridden


akonadi-backend-postgresql 4:17.12.3-3 (binary) (Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <debian-qt-kde@lists.debian.org>) overridden


asterisk-prompt-it-menardi 1:1.4.22+mm20110907-3 (binary) (Debian VoIP Team <pkg-voip-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>)


astrometry-data-2mass 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-2mass-00 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-2mass-01 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-2mass-02 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-2mass-03 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-2mass-04 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-2mass-05 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-2mass-06 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-2mass-07 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-2mass-08-19 1.1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-tycho2 2-4 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-tycho2-07 2-4 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-tycho2-08 2-4 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-tycho2-09 2-4 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


astrometry-data-tycho2-10-19 2-4 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-amber-calib 4.3.8+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-amber-calib 4.3.7+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-fors-calib 5.3.32+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-fors-calib 5.3.23+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-giraf-calib 2.16.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-giraf-calib 2.16.2+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-hawki-calib 2.4.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-kmos-calib 1.4.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-kmos-calib 2.0.2+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-muse-calib 2.4.2+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-muse-calib 2.0.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-muse-calib 2.2+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-muse-calib 2.4.1+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-naco-calib 4.4.6+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-naco-calib 4.4.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-sinfo-calib 3.0.0+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-sinfo-calib 3.1.0+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-uves-calib 5.9.1+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-uves-calib 5.8.2+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-vimos-calib 3.2.3+dfsg-2 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-vimos-calib 3.1.9+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-visir-calib 4.3.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-visir-calib 4.3.7+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-xshoo-calib 3.2.0+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-xshoo-calib 3.1.0+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpl-plugin-xshoo-calib 2.9.3+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


cpp-for-build 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


cpp-for-host 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


cpp-i586-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


cpp-x86-64-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


dict-gazetteer2k 1.0.0-5.4 (binary) (John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>) overridden


firebird3.0-common-doc 3.0.5.33083.ds4-1 (binary) (Damyan Ivanov <dmn@debian.org>) overridden


firmware-b43-installer 1:019-3 (binary) (Daniel Echeverry <epsilon77@gmail.com>)


firmware-b43legacy-installer 1:019-3 (binary) (Daniel Echeverry <epsilon77@gmail.com>)


fonts-samyak 1.2.2-4 (binary) (Debian-IN Team <debian-in-workers@lists.alioth.debian.org>)


fretsonfire 1.3.110.dfsg2-5 (binary) (Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>)


g++-for-build 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


g++-for-host 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


g++-i586-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


g++-x86-64-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


gcc-for-build 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


gcc-for-host 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


gcc-i586-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


gcc-x86-64-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


gfal2 2.16.1-1 (binary) (Mattias Ellert <mattias.ellert@physics.uu.se>) overridden


gfortran-for-build 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


gfortran-for-host 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


gfortran-i586-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


gfortran-x86-64-linux-gnu 4.9.2-1~exp3 (binary) (Helmut Grohne <helmut@subdivi.de>)


glx-diversions 0.8.8 (binary) (Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


gnome-colors 5.5.1-2 (binary) (GNOME-Colors Packagers <gnome-colors-packagers@lists.launchpad.net>)


gutenprint-locales 5.3.1-6 (binary) (Debian Printing Team <debian-printing@lists.debian.org>)


inventor-doc 2.1.5-10-21 (binary) (Debian Science Team <debian-science-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>)


kde-baseapps-bin 4:16.08.3-3 (binary) (Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <debian-qt-kde@lists.debian.org>) overridden


libbiojava4-java 4.2.11+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Med Packaging Team <debian-med-packaging@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


libgnome2-0 2.32.1-6 (binary) (Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>)


libuima-adapter-soap-java 2.10.2-2 (binary) (Debian Java Maintainers <pkg-java-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>)


mecab-ipadic-utf8 2.7.0-20070801+main-2 (binary) (Natural Language Processing (Japanese) <team+pkg-nlp-ja@tracker.debian.org>) overridden


mysqmail 0.4.9-10.2 (binary) (Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org>)


naist-jdic-utf8 1:0.4.3-20 (binary) (Natural Language Processing (Japanese) <team+pkg-nlp-ja@tracker.debian.org>) overridden


nghttp2 1.35.1-1 (binary) (Tomasz Buchert <tomasz@debian.org>)


nordugrid-arc-ca-utils 5.4.3-2 (binary) (Mattias Ellert <mattias.ellert@physics.uu.se>) overridden


nvidia-legacy-check 390.87-4 (binary) (Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


nvidia-legacy-check 410.78-2 (binary) (Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


otrs 6.0.14-1 (binary) (Patrick Matthäi <pmatthaei@debian.org>) overridden


phonon-backend-null 4:4.10.1-1 (binary) (Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <debian-qt-kde@lists.debian.org>) overridden


phonon4qt5-backend-null 4:4.10.1-1 (binary) (Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <debian-qt-kde@lists.debian.org>) overridden


plume-creator-dbg 0.66+dfsg1-3.1+b3 (binary) (Miriam Ruiz <miriam@debian.org>)


primus-libs-ia32 0~20150328-6 (binary) (Debian NVIDIA Maintainers <pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


proguard 6.0.3-1 (binary) (Debian Java Maintainers <pkg-java-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>)


python-clang 1:7.0-46 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <pkg-llvm-team@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


python-lldb 1:7.0-46 (binary) (LLVM Packaging Team <pkg-llvm-team@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


qmail-uids-gids 1.06-6 (binary) (Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org>)


runit-sysv 2.1.2-19 (binary) (Dmitry Bogatov <KAction@debian.org>) overridden


synphot-data 0.9.12+dfsg-2 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


synphot-data 0.9.8.7+dfsg-1 (binary) (Debian Astro Team <debian-astro-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


trac-privatetickets 2.0.3-3.1 (binary) (Francisco Manuel Garcia Claramonte <francisco@debian.org>)


virtualbox-ext-pack 5.2.22-1 (binary) (Debian Virtualbox Team <team+debian-virtualbox@tracker.debian.org>) overridden


wesnoth-1.14 1:1.14.5-1 (binary) (Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>) overridden


xpilot-ng 1:4.7.3-2.3 (binary) (Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>)


zope2.13-sandbox 2.13.22-1 (binary) (Debian/Ubuntu Zope Team <pkg-zope-developers@lists.alioth.debian.org>)