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Bug#2385: bsdutils (priority=required) depends on libdb1 (priority=standard)

On Wed, 21 Feb 1996, Ian Jackson wrote:

> Furthermore, bsdutils should say
>   Essential: yes

Ok - I'll fix this in the next release of bsdutils.

> Either
>  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.
> or
>  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.

Bruce Perens and I discussed splitting bsdutils on debian-devel in mid
January, with the resulting decision:

On Wed, 17 Jan 1996, Bruce Perens wrote:

> These belong in the base:
> /bin/kill
> /usr/bin/logger
> /usr/bin/mesg
> /usr/bin/renice
> /usr/bin/script
> /usr/bin/wall
> /usr/sbin/chroot

If anyone uses any other utilities currently part of bsdutilson their
{pre|post}{inst|rm} scripts, they should speak now!


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