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Re: Bug#14927: dpkg-perl should be marked essential

On Mon, 17 Nov 1997, Christian Schwarz wrote:

> However, I think it's a "policy decision": We've already decided to
> include perl-base in our base system and tag it `Essential' so every
> package can make use of the basic perl stuff without any dependencies. And
> since dpkg-perl is so small and provides a really "clean" way to access
> dpkg's databases, I don't see any disadvantage of tagging it `Essential'.
> Any comments are appreciated. 

sounds like a good idea to me (especially the clean way for inst/rm scripts
to access the dpkg databases).

if it comes to a vote, i'm in favour.


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