Re: "Unneeded" packages being installed
+ Frans Pop (Wed, 20 May 2009 20:00:39 +0200):
> On Wednesday 20 May 2009, Nelson A. de Oliveira wrote:
> > Still using the minimal install example (without selection "standard
> > system" nor other task), shouldn't them have their priority lowered
> > then?
> Possibly. But that is something that probably should have been done
> *before* lenny was released. I doubt the FTP masters would be willing to
> correct it now.
> But that is where this issue should be reported: against the
> "ftp.debian.org" pseudo package; it is not a Debian Installer issue.
No. The priority of the libraries is correct, at least correct according
to the ongoing policy "no package should depend on a package of lower
priority". That's why those libraries are in important/standard, because
some package there depends on them.
I realize that with that, the correct solution is tricky, since it'd
involve debootstrap doing smart things with library packages, and
treating them specially.
- Are you sure we're good?
-- Rory and Lorelai