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Bug#375568: busybox-static should include "Provides: busybox"

On Fri, May 06, 2011 at 05:55:58PM +0400, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> 15.01.2008 01:03, Jameson Rollins wrote:
> > Hello.  I would like to get an update on the status of this bug.
> > Right now, busybox-static is basically uninstallable on any system
> > that needs initramfs-tools, which I imagine is most.  The proposed
> > solution would work, ie. set "Provides: busybox".  I would really like
> > to use this tool but can't at the moment.

initramfs-tools does not depend on busybox.

> I'd like to let the two packages co-exist with each other
> instead of conflicting.  I'm not sure for now how to
> achieve this.


>                Merely "Providing" busybox in busybox-static,
> while should work, is wrong IMHO, because the two are used
> for different purposes, and it's not wise to replace bb in
> initramfs with busybox-static just by installing -static
> flavour.  Also, no one (I think) tested -static build in
> initramfs, and I'm not sure it will ever work... ;)

They are used for the same purpose, one tool.


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