Re: FAQ: Essential vs. Required
On Fri, 8 Aug 2003 01:43:31 +0200 (CEST),
Santiago Vila <email@example.com> wrote:
> gzip, for example, is essential and depends on libc6. By policy, libc6
> should not be essential because it's a library. No matter how few packages
> you have installed, you would need a --force option to remove libc6 anyway.
> So I would say libc6 is not a good example in either case, regardless
> of the number of packages installed.
If libc7 is released and if everything that depends on some C library is
upgraded, you don't want to keep libc6 forever. That is why libc6 should
not be marked as essential.
Oohara Yuuma <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Er, let's get into all the messes of the parliament.
--- shinichiro.h, diary 2003/3/24 "parliamentary bullet-dodging system"