Re: libc6 dep problems with apt, how to resolve
On Sun, 5 Nov 2000, Ben Collins wrote:
> The old libnss-db module is not in glibc proper anymore. However, ppl have
> come to expect it as a default. So I made libc6 dep on it.
That was dishonest, since it doesn't really depend on it.
> libnss-db also depends on libdb2, which in turn depends on libc6. It is
> this cycle that is causing the problems.
And this proves honesty is the best policy.
> So, now my only solution left is to make libnss-db Essential: ye
And since Essential basically means, that people count on it, that's
the honest way.
Moshe Zadka <email@example.com> -- 95855124