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Re: when and why did python(-minimal) become essential?

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 06:38:55PM -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 03:18:48PM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 05:58:20PM -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
> > > That said, I don't really understand why it's Ok for Ubuntu to do this but
> > > not us.
> > 
> > Ubuntu never installs python-minimal without python, even in base.
> Ah, ok. Then why bother with the package at all then? Why not just make all
> of python Essential: yes?

Because it has additional dependencies on packages which are not Essential:
yes, and because -minimal is much smaller (if someone explicitly uninstalls
it, along with the standard packages which depend on it), we can assume they
are accepting the consequences).

 - mdz

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