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Re: Should ucf be of priority required?

On Sat, Dec 05 2009, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:

> What speaks against it? Its basically a mini tool (Installed-Size: 260)
> and not making it essential leads to the mentioned situations.

        I am afraid I do not follow -- what situations are improved by
 making ucf essential?

> The only bad thing is, that it depends on a tool which is not essential
> (debconf) and seems not to be able to render questions without debconf.

        Actually, the ask questions without debconf functionality was
 ripped out just a couple of months ago, since  not using debconf is now
 a policy violation.

> Or should we simply not care about packages modifying files (via
> external tools) and not reverting those changes when beeing removed?

        If you are going to remove the file, why bother reverting any

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