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Re: predepends on libc6?

In article <199711220405.VAA00582@chunks.gag.com>,
Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com> wrote:
>In bug report 15091, Christian Meder suggests to me that I make gzip predepend
>on libc6.  It is not clear to me that this is a good thing to do.

I think dpkg needs to use gzip to uncompress packages, or does it do
this internally?

If dpkg needs gzip, then gzip should predepend on libc6.  Reason: gzip
must be working all the time, since it's needed to install packages.
If libc6 isn't configured yet, and gzip is unpacked, gzip may not work.

Well, I -thought- that dpkg needed to call gzip, but I now can't find
any evidence of that, so it may be that dpkg is statically linked to
zlib or something...

Charles Briscoe-Smith
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