Emeta allows for the easy creation of meta packages, that is packages that only have dependency information. This can be used to install a set of packages as a group, or trick the dependency system. It uses equivs.
Adding a meta package
equivs-control emeta/packagename $EDITOR emeta/packagename # Setup the control file
The package name must be the same as the filename. To add it to the repository, run do-update.
Changing a meta package
Make your changes to the control file in the emeta directory, making sure to increase the version number. Then run do-update.