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

Hi Steve,

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 09:27:10AM +0000, Jörg Sommer wrote:
>> recently, I've installed a new system with a minimal configuration. Then
>> I've imported my old package selection with dpkg --set-selections and run
>> apt-get dselect-upgrade. This replaced the mawk package by the gawk
>> package and installed some X package at the same time.
> <snip>
>> But x11-common and many other X packages use awk in their maintainer
>> scripts.
> <snip>
>> So, must these packages pre‐depend on awk?
> No, but I think we may have a bug in base-files here that no one's ever
> noticed before.

Should I send a bug report for base-files?

Bye, Jörg.
Ich halte ihn zwar für einen Schurken und das was er sagt für
falsch – aber ich bin bereit mein Leben dafür einzusetzen, daß
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