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

On Sat, Aug 02, 2008 at 04:48:14PM +0000, Jörg Sommer wrote:
> 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?

I've reassigned the existing bug report.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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