Re: Packages removed from frozen
>>"David" == David Starner <email@example.com> writes:
>> Could one reason be that it can't be built from source?
David> But it can be built from source - it just needs itself
David> installed first. Several packages have this problem; while
David> you could remove SML, PM3 and Free Pascal without extreme
David> pain, I think removing gcc might cause some problems.
gcc would be something that I would be willing to give special
dispensation for - espescially since I know it tests itself on
passes 2 and 3. Gcc is, therefore, part of the set of packages we
call build essentials.
However, this is not a dispensation that should be lightly
given. Bootstrapping from scratch should be kept to a bare minimum of
preinstalled packages -- the build essentials.
A bug in the code is worth two in the documentation.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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