Re: e2fsprogs not esential anymore?
On 14/03/2010 19:25, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 06:04:16PM +0000, Neil Williams wrote:
>> Personally, I'm not that fussed about Essential anymore - Emdebian just
>> removes the tag from any and every package automatically. No ill effects
>> have been identified so far. Sometimes I wonder if Debian actually
>> needs Essential any more for anything particularly useful or
> Then you clearly don't understand the purpose of Essential.
I have seen strange side-effects of Essential, especially when using
multiple (pinned) sources (esp. stable+testing+unstable).
Example is mktemp and diff which are (according to the tool I use for
upgrade) regularly proposed for deinstallation and then proposed for
Not that it is a big problem, tough.