Re: Depends: logrotate (forever and ever and ever)
>>>>> Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>>>> Ivan Shmakov <email@example.com> writes:
>> It's therefore my long-standing opinion that the dependency on
>> logrotate should be downgraded to Recommends:, unless, of course,
>> postinst or prerm do actually use anything provided by the logrotate
>> package (which seems to me unlikely.)
> I completely agree and report this bug every time I run into it. We
> use a different log rotation strategy and program at Stanford that
> has capabilities that logrotate doesn't have, and we want to purge
> logrotate from all our systems so that it doesn't so something
> unexpected. Recommends is more appropriate than Depends for
> logrotate, since software in Debian rarely cares exactly which
> program is rotating its logs, only that some program does.
> It's very hard to get a Debian system without logrotate installed
> without explicit and intentional action, so changing Depends to
> Recommends is quite unlikely to introduce a bug where no log rotation
> program is installed at all.
Well, there's seems to be a consensus on this issue. What's
next? Should this thread be summarized into a Wiki page?
Should the bug reports be filed against the respective packages?
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