Re: My experience with debian
On Tue, 13 Jul 2004, Steve Kemp wrote:
> There are two things that invalidate your suggestion, if I read it
> correctly. Firstly there are a few (very few) packages which are
> installed on all installations which have a Priority of "Required".
> These cannot be removed. Here's an example:
> steve@skx:~# dpkg --purge base-files
> dpkg: error processing base-files (--purge):
> This is an essential package - it should not be removed.
> Errors were encountered while processing:
You are confusing "Priority: required" with "Essential: yes". They are
not exactly the same. "Essential: yes" packages are the ones that
"may not" be removed.