Re: non maintainer upload of dpkg-scriptlibs (dpkg-perl & dpkg-python)
On Tue, May 19, 1998 at 02:17:53PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> I wanted to fix bugs in the python part of dpkg-scriptlibs. But it
> seems to be easy to fix the perl part as well ... One question:
> Gregor Schwarz pointed out in http://www.debian.org/Bugs/db/14/14927.html:
> According to the discussion around Nov 23-25, 1997, on debian-devel,
> dpkg-perl may be tagged `Essential: Yes'. In addition, it should probably
> get `Priority: Required'.
> With all this, packages can use dpkg-perl (even in their postinst/preinst)
> scripts, without having to depend on it.
> Feel free to contact me, if you have any questions.
> Is it ok, if I change this to Essential: Yes and Priority: Required?
> for the dpkg-perl package?
The following is from the debian-devel thread:
On Tue, 25 Nov 1997, Christian Schwarz <email@example.com> wrote:
> Subject: Re: need approval: how to use dpkg-perl in preinst scripts
> But seriously: does everyone here agree that
> a) tetex-* will get `Pre-Depends: dpkg-perl'
> b) dpkg-perl is tagged `Essential: yes'
> If not, please speak up now (or be quiet forever :-)
As I haven't seen any objections, I guess that means you can make the
Remember to remove the dependency on perl. dpkg-perl works fine with
perl-base, and perl-base is "essential". (grave bugs 21773 & 22526).
Enrique Zanardi firstname.lastname@example.org
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