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Re: Bug #32888: The old `base' package.

On Wed, Mar 10, 1999 at 12:57:49AM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> No, the base-files package (effectively) provides those files. New bo,
> hamm, slink and potato systems work without that package, therefore it is
> not essential. It is essential not to remove it though!
> > In this case I don't see why one should remove "base", other than
> > making the system aesthetically nicer. Is this the real reason?
> Perhaps it is -- I think it is a valid reason anyway. 

It seems to me the base-files maintainer should be aware that his package
cannot be installed alongside the obsolete base package.  He should also
be aware that base-passwd cannot be.  I know base-passwd has seen updates
since I installed it, these updates are NOT reflected in base.  Further,
not installing base-files at some point WILL hose your system once
migration to FHS happens because without base-files installed to make the
transition things are going to get messy.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>            Debian GNU/Linux developer
PGP: E8D68481E3A8BB77 8EE22996C9445FBE            The Source Comes First!
To boldly go where no bunch of geeks have gone before :)   --Joel Klecker

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