Bug#2385: bsdutils (priority=required) depends on libdb1 (priority=standard)
>From the Packages file:
^^^^ (OK for a required package)
maintainer: Austin Donnelly <email@example.com>
depends: libc5, libdb1, ncurses3.0
^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ but these aren't `required'
description: Utilities from 4.4BSD-Lite.
^^^^^ This is a shared library; it doesn't belong in devel
maintainer: Ray Dassen <jdassen@wi.LeidenUniv.nl>
depends: libc5 (>5.2.16-1)
description: the Berkeley database routines (runtime version).
Furthermore, bsdutils should say
1. At least some essential bits of bsdutils (ie, the bits that people
rely on in preinst scripts, &c) need libdb and ncurses, in which
case libdb1 and ncurses3.0 should be in base.
2. The bits of bsdutils that require these libraries should be split
into a separate package. If this is required I'd suggest posting
a list of which utilities you propose to move out of the base.