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

Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> writes:

> 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 
> immediately).
> This should be relatively simple to implement.

Yes, I think this solve the problem in a simpler way then a callback
system ;-)

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