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Re: Priority dependence

On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 10:14:57PM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 11:04:10 -0700
> Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
> > Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> writes:
> > 
> > > Maybe we should consider changing the default prio for all library
> > > packages to optional or lower, except for specific cases (e.g. libc)
> > > where the lib itself can actually be considered part of the core system.
> > 
> > I would make a stronger argument than that: how much do we care about any
> > priorities other than important, standard, and everything else? 
> It is very worthwhile having a clear division between Required and
> Important. A typical bootstrap should include Required but there is no
> need for any of the important packages 

If you want to have it minimal, install just the essential packages I
think was Russ' point.  And/or possibly change/adjust essential so that
it matches what you say is required above.


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