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Re: Essentiality of Bash

On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 13:42:38 -0700, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>
>The problem that I have with this argument is that it seems to imply the
>situation is improved for that embedded system if some random minority of
>Debian packagers explicitly declare the dependency on bash, while most
>continue not to do so.  I don't see a lot of justification for that
>implication.  Unless a reasonable percentage of the archive has the
>dependency expressed correctly, the embedded system is going to have to
>deal with this in some other way.  A small handful of developers adding
>explicit depencencies is not going to be meaningful assistance.

Agreed. The rule needs to be reversed.

>Put another way, supporting removal of bash is something that we'd have to
>do as a project.  Right now, we've made a conscious decision to not
>support that.  A small handful of developers adding explicitly
>dependencies creates some other (mostly minor) issues and seems very
>unlikely to substantively change that situation.

Agreed as well.

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