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Re: Bug#49962: marked as done (automatic man-db upgrade if there are packages with manpages in /usr/share/man)

On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 07:38:22PM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 09:03:09AM -0500, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > A reasonably new version of "man-db" should be required on
> > my system automatically, through Debian package
> > dependencies, whenever I install any Debian package that has
> > FSS man pages.
> since every package has man pages (as of policy) I dont see use in adding
> the dependency to man-db to all debian packages.

That's why I closed the bug. It was filed a loooooooooong time ago.

> I would prefer to add man-db to the essential packages and make the
> system update those automatically.

No! Speaking as the man-db maintainer I have no intention of doing that.
The reported bug was fixed in man-db more than two releases ago, and can
be worked around in earlier versions by a simple change to the
configuration file. Let's move on rather than doing silly things to our
dependency tree.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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