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