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Re: Proposed recompilation to remove dependency on libc6 2.0.7u

On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Martin Schulze wrote:

> Santiago Vila wrote:
> > Clearly, having to [I]nstall twice will be better than having to [I]nstall
> > three times, and also once is better than twice.
> > 
> > Don't you see still a reason to recompile essential packages?
> No.  But you can convince me, maybe you can. :)
> Nobody is able to upgrade only essential package with dselect and
> a regular slink archive.  You're always upgrading a lot of other
> packages at the same time, unless you set all others on hold.  Thus
> it would make sense to recompile all packages that provide too strong
> dependencies - or none of them.

All or nothing? I think you have missed the point completely.

dpkg *refuses* to even unpack a package when a Pre-dependency is not met,
which is not true for normal dependencies.

Hence, and additional [I]nstall stage could be needed if there is any
essential package having a wrong dependency (i.e. predependency).

You must have serious reasons not to want to avoid an additional
[I]nstall stage, but I'm unable to guess them.

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