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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:
> Required.

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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