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Re: Bug #32888: I think this is a bug in apt.

On Thu, Mar 04, 1999 at 02:40:30PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> IMHO, it is not a bug that dpkg lets the user to remove an essential
> package by using
> dpkg --force-remove-essential --remove essentialpackage
> It is a bug that the packaging system does it on behalf of the user
> by asking a simple yes/no question (which is what apt seems to do).
> In this case, at least, I would suggest apt to ask the question
> in such way that "No" is the default answer.

dpkg should let you do it, but we should try to ensure that it does not
hose the system (eg by removing all of /dev). This package is a special case.

Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD              hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au
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