Re: New ncurses packages...
email@example.com (David Engel), in a magnificent manifestation of deity, wrote:
>> that the system is never so broken that it can't recover, and so we
>> need to make sure that essential packages which are merely unpacked
>> and not configured are sufficiently un-broken to support the rest of
>> the installation procedure.
>I think this is a problem. Here is one scenario which hopefully
>illustrates my point. Libgdbm1 is (as I understand it) essential
>since it is needed by perl which is needed by many postinst scripts.
This matter concerned me some and I couldn't quite figure out why. This
helps. Should I, as perl maintainer, be worrying about Pre-Depends? I
would only have to be worried about this if any of the essential packages
that will use Pre-Depends use Perl in their postinst. Is this a correct
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