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Re: Should the X packages pre-depend on awk?

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> BTW, the packages backupninja, dlocate, gt5, linuxdoc-tools, and
> lsb-core appear to have spurious dependencies on either 'awk' or 'mawk |
> gawk'.

awk is spurious.  mawk | gawk *probably* is, but it's possible that the
semantics there are intentional ("relies on features provided explicitly
by mawk and gawk but not by a generic awk implementation").

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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