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Re: Essentiality of Bash

[Magnus Holmgren]
> Beyond making dash the default /bin/sh, which has already happened, is it 
> (still) a long-time goal to make bash not Essential, or did I dream that? 
> Because if it is, getting there means adding a lot of "Depends: bash" first, 
> and so Lintian should probably add an exception to the (build-)depends-on-
> essential-package-without-using-version check.

I am not aware of such goal for the Debian project.  What would be the
motivation for Debian as a distribution?

I am aware of embedded sub-projects wanting to strip the amount of
essential packages to a minimum, but do not believe it is a good
argument for throwing bash out of the essential set for the Debian

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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