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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.

> However,
> 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 <moshez@math.huji.ac.il> -- 95855124

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