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Re: essential packages and Pre-Depends

>>"Chris" == Chris Fearnley <cjf@netaxs.com> writes:

Chris> But gzip is needed by dpkg to unpack .debs.  Several of these
Chris> other packages are "essential" for other reasons.

	Maybe we should reexamin the reasons for these packages being
 essential, and this time around, write them down somewhere? I am at a
 loss to explain why some of these packages are marked essential; I
 obviously am missing something.

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