Bug#165921: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#165921: libc6: Please use debconf to warn of likely breakage on major upgrade)
On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 01:51:47PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> reopen 165921
> On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:18:14PM -0600, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > Sorry, We cannot make libc6 depend on debconf. That would make debconf
> > more essential than libc6. You can see the circular dep problem.
> These questions are only relevant when upgrading libc6.
> The vast majority of woody installations has debconf installed due to
> other packages depending on debconf.
> Technically the following solution should be possible (pseudocode):
Not to mention that even if debconf is installed, nothing says that the
system (especially during a libc6 upgrade) is in any state to start
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