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Re: zless and debian-*doc pakcaging

On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 10:04:36PM -0700, S. Champ wrote:
> 2) can we put 'zless' in either the default debian-distribution, or in the dhelp
> or doc-debian packages ?

This is already the case. 'dpkg -s gzip' shows:

Package: gzip
Essential: yes
Status: install ok installed
Priority: required
Section: base
Installed-Size: 122
Maintainer: Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
Version: 1.2.4-33
Depends: debianutils (>= 1.6)
Pre-Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1)
Description: The GNU compression utility.
 This is the standard GNU file compression utility, which is also the default
 compression tool for Debian.  It typically operates on files with names
 ending in '.gz'.
 This package can also decompress '.Z' files created with 'compress'.

Note the 2nd line, `Essential: yes'.
This means that the package will be installed by default as part of the base
system, and dpkg will require quite a bit of convincing to remove it ...


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