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making libc-bin essential

Hi all,

I am contacting debian-devel as per policy, in order to make libc-bin

Currently libc-bin is virtually essential: a lot of essential packages
depend on libc6 which in turn depends on libc-bin. This package has been
created during the first steps of the multiarch transition two years 
ago, and all the binaries have been moved there. Note that libc-bin 
doesn't depend on libc6 while it should, in order to avoid recursive 

It appears that libc-bin provides a few required POSIX binaries [1], 
and should therefore be essential. This would also solve the recursive
dependency between libc6 and libc-bin, and allow for an hypothetical 
libc7 transition in the future.

Any comments on that?


[1] getconf, iconv, locale, localedef

Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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