On Fri, 2012-08-17 at 19:23:37 -0700, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> (please direct replies to debian-devel only)
> Ever since dpkg started using liblzma directly (dpkg 1.16.4), the xz
> command is no longer needed in a minimal Debian system. Based on its
> list of reverse-dependencies, it would presumably even be safe to
> lower its priority to optional.
> I think "standard" or "optional" is the correct priority. To be
> conservative I'd also be open to making the priority "important".
Anything lower than required would be fine by me. I've preemptively
written standard to match bzip2, but this can either be discussed in
the bug report or we can just let the ftp-masters decide.
Given that the release has happened, this should be safe to do now.