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Bug#161849: general: many packages still depend on textutils|shellutils|fileutils

On Sun, Sep 22, 2002 at 01:47:15AM +0000, Brian M. Carlson wrote:
> Package: general
> Version: unavailable; reported 2002-09-22
> Severity: important
> Tags: sid
> I am filing a general bug instead of filing mass bug reports on the 21
> broken packages on my system. Packages should now depend on coreutils
> instead of fileutils, shellutils, or textutils, as these are dummy
> packages which are present for upgrade purposes only. This bug is
> important because among the removed packages would be build-essential,
> the kernel, and debian-policy. I rather like having the kernel on my system;
> it makes booting ever so much easier.
> Transcript follows:
> root@stonewall:~# apt-get remove fileutils shellutils textutils

I would file normal bugs against these individual packages in a week
or two.  The coreutils package provides dummy fileutils etc. packages
to smooth this issue; there is no requirement to remove the dummy
packages, and most users would notice this problem without saying
"yes, do remove these really important packages" ;-)



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