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Re: dependency on base package adduser ?

On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 09:12 +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Matthijs Mohlmann]
> > But i'm not really sure about it because adduser is a base
> > package. And i thought you don't have to depend on a base package.
> Where did you get that idea?  Any references to documentation stating
> this?
> I suspect you confuse this with build-dependencies, where you can drop
> dependencies on build essesials.  A package is supposed to have a
> complete and correct list of dependencies for its binary packages.
> Just look at how all binaries depend on libc.  It is a base package,
> but still listed as a dependency.

Furthermore, as adduser is used in preinst, the package must Pre-Depend
on it (according to my reading of Policy 7.2).

Gergely Nagy

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