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Re: Essentiality of Bash

On tisdagen den 29 juni 2010, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le dimanche 27 juin 2010 à 14:27 +0200, Marc Haber a écrit :
> > The problem is that we don't properly distinguish between "foo needs
> > bar during installation or foo's installation will fail" and "foo
> > needs bar to be installed or foo will not work". One could express
> > this via Recommends, but the sheer wording is too lose for this.
> Yes. A possible solution would be to introduce a new type of dependency.
> I’m not sure the number of impacted packages justifies the amount of
> work.

Just introduce the new, looser type of dependency; all the packages that could 
use it instead of Depends don't have to be changed at once.

Magnus Holmgren        holmgren@debian.org
Debian Developer 

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