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Bug#152269: dselect is not optional, but aptitude thinks it is

On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 10:12:43PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Package: dpkg
> Version: 1.10
> Trying to upgrade dpkg (to 1.10.2) resulted in a broken dependency
> because I had removed the dselect package.  I suppose this is
> something in the dpkg dependencies, thus the report against dpkg.
> In aptitude simply reselecting dselect resulted in a smooth upgrade.

Say again? dpkg has Pre-Depends: dselect, and for a reason (to enable smooth
upgrades for people who still use old methods).

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