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Bug#42061: sdr 2.6.3-1 depends on nonexistent package libcommon

Subject: dselect insists on recommended packages
Package: dpkg
Severity: normal

During the transition to perg  5.005, some packages still reuire perl.  lyx
is one of them, in that it "recommends" it.  Unfortunately, dselect insists
on  preferring  this  recommendation  to  the  necessities  of  many  other
packages.   That is, when  making the  last check  before exiting  from the
Selection screen, dselect proposes to  remove something like 30 packages in
order to satisfy the recommendation of lyx.

This behaviour is not reasonable.  Dselsect should leave the things as they
are,  because  satisfying a  "recommends"  should  be  less important  than
satisfying a "depends".

It is not even possible to bypass  it by holding the state o flynx, as this
workaround is ignored.

-- System Information
Debian Release: potato
Kernel Version: Linux pot 2.2.10 #3 Mon Jul 12 19:50:44 CEST 1999 i686 unknown

Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii  libc6           2.1.2-0pre1    GNU C Library: Shared libraries and timezone
ii  libncurses4     4.2-3.2        Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii  libstdc++2.9-gl 2.91.66-2      The GNU stdc++ library (EGCS version)

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