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.