Re: essential and transitivly-essential
"Bernhard R. Link" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> My proposal is still:
> - Add a new priority "essential" for the "must always be available"
> (so this is what in a bootstrap is unpackaged manually).
> Require that Priority essential packages only depend on Priority
> essential, so this is the new transitively-essential set.
> - Reduce "Essential: yes" with "Priority: required" to mean only
> that cannot be removed easily. So things like mount or initscripts
> must not be unpacked twice and available in every buildd chroot.
> - Reduce the set of "does not need depended on" to "Essential: yes"
> and "Priority: essential".
> Bernhard R. Link
Don't forget about awk. Awk is quasi-essential but it can come from gawk