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Re: new fields in debian/control

Ben Collins wrote:
> That makes sense, but doesn't sound like a good idea to me. People would
> start removing debconf after every upgrade, only to redownload and install
> it the next time that upgrade. This goes for several other packages
> aswell. Probably, if this is ever implemented, then it should be
> restricted to packages needed for initial install, but not for ones needed
> during upgrades. This would avoid the need to download those
> Install-Depends for every upgrade, but more than likely this field would
> be so underused, it wouldn't be worth it.

Install-Depends: would be good for, say, installer packages like
xanim-modules that depend on python-base to install, but only call it in the
postinst. I don't use and have no need for python-base, but if I remove it
xanim-modules wants to go away too.

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