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Re: Changes in dpkg Pre-Depends

On Feb 20, Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:

> I've seen this for other safety-critical tools, e.g. the dar backup tool
> which comes both as "dar" and "dar-static". I personally don't believe
> there would be *much* use of "dpkg-static", but having it around for a
> release would enable to see if/how many (paranoid) people actually
> install it. Would that make sense in your opinion? Would it be worth?
I don't think so. Can you think of some real life disaster scenarios
which would benefit from a static dpkg?
And in that case, why it would not be simpler to copy the dpkg binary
and the few libraries it depends on from another system?


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