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Re: Why are the gcc-*-base packages priority:required?

On Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 11:23:24AM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2014-08-09 04:27 +0200, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> > Potentially stupid question --- why are the gcc-4.[789]-base packages
> > have the priority required?  And what are they used for?
> Providing the mandatory files under /usr/share/doc, all packages built
> from the gcc-4.[789] source ship a symlink under /usr/share/doc.

Sure, but this could be handled using the standard package
dependencies, could it not?  Why do these packages need to have
"priority: required"?

This forces debootstrap to drag them in, regardless whether or not
they are needed.

						- Ted

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