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Re: bash essential (was: Perl essential ?)

On Fri, 2 Mar 2001 13:40:28 +0000, Jules Bean <jules@jellybean.co.uk>
>Yes.  The result of that policy is that bashisms must have
>#!/bin/bash, not that dependencies on bash must be explicity.  It will 
>be very easy to change lintian to report that if bash becomes

You have a point here.

>> btw, I don't think that having lintian barf on packages that
>> explicitly depend on essential packages is a good idea. That a package
>> is essential today does not mean that it is essential tomorrow. I
>> would consider allowing explicit Depends: on essential packages a good
>> idea. These Depends: do no harm at the moment, and will prevent bugs
>> tomorrow.
>True.  But there would be a lot of them...

What does having a redundant Depends: hurt?


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