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Re: Depends: logrotate (forever and ever and ever)

>>>>> Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:
>>>>> Ivan Shmakov <ivan@gray.siamics.net> 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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