Re: RETRACTED msql 2.0.3-4
On Mon, Jun 08, 1998 at 12:17:52PM +0100, James Troup wrote:
> Martin Schulze <joey@kuolema.Infodrom.North.DE> writes:
> > > * Added pre-dependency for passwd to msqld as its tools are used
> > > in the preinst.
> > Does anybody object?
> My original objection was going to be base around the fact that passwd
> is Essential, but it turns out it isn't, my bad. I'd hate to be part
> of the current `Let's make foo Essential: yes and part of the base
> system, in fact let's make it the kernel' trend, but wouldn't it make
> some sense to make passwd Essential as it is the only sane way for
> maintainer scripts to add/remove/toy with users?
> > The problem is that the _preinst_ might use the programs useradd and
> > groupadd. These are not in the base system nor essential.
> No, they _are_ part of the base system and they _are_ Priority:
Hmm, you're right. Now I see them. Dunno why I missed this.
> > Is there another way to solve this?
> Possibly not.
*ponder* Being part of the base system is sufficient, isn't it?
Well, still s/o could remove the package, then you're lost...
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