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Re: Depends: and commands used in maintainer scripts

On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 11:32:19AM +0100, Frank K?ster wrote:
> what is the reason why in the following sentence in Policy:
> ,----
> | The Depends field should also be used if the postinst, prerm or postrm
> | scripts require the package to be present in order to run.
> `----
> the word "should" is used, not "must"? I'm asking here (not on -policy)
> because I assume there must be a technical reason for it, but I really
> can't think of any.
> If a package is missing a Depends, and therefore will routinely fail in
> prerm or postrm --remove, isn't that a release-critical bug?

Failing to remove is a grave bug anyway. Policy doesn't really
matter. Not every possible bug is written into policy.

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