Bug#557322: --exclude='ing essential packages
retitle 557322 Improve manpage to explain that --exclude doesn't
affects dependency resolution
On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 9:43 AM, Ivan Shmakov <email@example.com> wrote:
> Comma separated list of packages which will be removed from
> download and extract lists. WARNING: you can and probably will
> exclude essential packages, be careful using this option.
> However, it seems that it doesn't allow, say, initscripts &
> co. to be excluded:
To you exclude a package you also need to exclude all one that depends
on it otherwise it will be added back into the installation list by
the dependency resolution code.
I'm changing the title of the bug to improve this part of the manpage
since it ought to be cited there to avoid confusion.
Otavio Salvador O.S. Systems
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