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Re: Essentiality of Bash

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:20:33PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jun 2010 16:58:58 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow
> <goswin-v-b@web.de> wrote:
> >I think for that goal it would be good for lintian to add an exception
> >to the (build-)depends-on-essential-package-without-using-version check.
> >That does not mean that bash should stop being essential in Debian any
> >time soon.

> I have never understood that rule in the first place. Why am I not
> allowed to depend on an essential package, it's just clearer
> documentation, and doesn't hurt.

> What am I missing?

The footnote to Policy 3.5, where this is written out?

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

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