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Bug#557322: --exclude='ing essential packages

Otavio Salvador <otavio@ossystems.com.br> writes:

> Hello,
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 5:27 AM, Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@web.de> wrote:
>> Please also consider the case of virtual packages. E.g. --exclude
>> exim4 should not add exim4 back in due to dependencies on
>> mail-transport-agent. Instead some other MTA should be used, idealy
>> one added with --include.
> If you wish to drop exim4 you can do it but will also need to drop any
> package depending on it otherwise it will be added back.

Please reread what I said. It should not add exim4 back in just
because something depends on mail-transport-agent. Exim4 is also just
an example for a virtual package.


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