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Bug#468960: network-console type images assume sshd will be installed

On Sunday 02 March 2008, Colin Watson wrote:
> Robert's problem could have been a transient failure installing
> openssh-server,

That's just speculation without a log of the installation.

> which should have been detected rather than ignored.

Agreed. That is a weakness in the current apt-setup.

On Sunday 02 March 2008, Colin Watson wrote:
> ... but of course apt-install will be queueing at that point so such
> errors will be undetectable. Hmm. Perhaps it would be nice to be able to
> register some kind of callback system so that apt-install can notify the
> requesting udeb that the package it wanted wasn't available, and let it
> decide what to do.
> This does feel susceptible to overengineering, though!

I have been thinking that maybe be should split the queue for "required" 
and "optional" packages by passing an option in the apt-install call.

apt-install could then return an error for any required package that really 
failed to install (either when processing the queue or when installing 

This should be relatively simple to implement.

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