Is it safe to install xz-utils?
When I want to install xz-utils (from experimental) on a Debian/unstable
machine, apt-get wants to remove lzma because xz-utils conflicts with it.
I get the following warning:
WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed.
This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
lzma (due to dpkg)
However xz-utils provides lzma, so I don't see what could be wrong.
So, is it OK?
Since lzma has been replaced by xz-utils upstream, shouldn't xz-utils
be essential instead of lzma?
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