On Sun, Apr 30, 2006 at 04:25:18PM -0400, Joe Smith wrote:
> "Steve Langasek" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> >On Sat, Apr 29, 2006 at 09:32:52PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> >>Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >>> Seems to me that this should be at least a bug report on alsa-utils.
> >>> I'm surprised that there would be a need for a lintian check for it,
> >>> but
> >>> I guess it's better than letting such bugs go unnoticed.
> >>I can add one; it's not a lot of overhead given that lintian already has
> >>framework for checking for bad dependencies. It's basically just another
> >>branch in an if statement.
> >>What's the precise check? Any package depending on python-minimal should
> >>receive an error (or a warning?)
> Based on Vorlon's message:
> If (package depends on python-minimal) and (package is not essential) then
No, that's not what I said. The python-minimal package is designed to be
used *as* an Essential package, not *by* Essential packages. Nothing,
essential or not, should depend on it in Debian, whether or not
python-minimal itself gets marked as Essential: yes. (As long as
python-minimal is not essential, you don't depend on it because it shouldn't
be installed without python; if python-minimal *is* essential, you don't
depend on it because you don't declare dependencies on essential packages.)
Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.