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Re: If *-module depends on *-utils, should *-source recommend it?

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 05:36:50PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> dpkg doesn't do this because this isn't how dpkg works -- people wrote a
> higher-level tool, apt, to do that.  People ignoring error messages from
> their package manager, breaking their system's network interface, and
> blaming the Debian maintainer are something of an edge case that isn't worth
> dealing with.

So why does apt exist?  I mean, if people weren't such complete damn 
morons they'd simply eyeball all the dependencies they need and make 
sure they have them.  Stupid people!

For that matter, why does a package even bother listing its dependencies 
in a programmic way at all?  Surely them stupid idiots can just read the 

Maybe the problem is that by design people are forced to use dpkg in 
this situation.

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