Re: Patches to create shellutils 1.12-6
Lars Wirzenius <email@example.com> writes:
> That should be fixed, then. It's still essential, but does
> not pre-depend (since I didn't understand why it needed to be;
> I really need to re-read the dpkg manual one of these days).
All package relationships but pre-depends are checked only when a
package is being configured. If A depends on B, A could still exist
in an unconfigured state without B. If A pre-depends on B, A cannot
even be unpacked without B.
An essential package may not be removed. It may only be upgraded or
Typically you would only have both or neither. A package that has one
without the other is probably wrong.
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