Re: Why does dpkg package depend on dselect?
On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 09:54:41PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, 8. August 2002 20:44 schrieb Sean 'Shaleh' Perry:
> > > On 08-Aug-2002 Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> > > > with the latest change in testing, dselect is in its own package. But why
> > > > does dpkg depends on that package? Isn't dselect just a frontend to dpkg?
> > > > If yes, shouldn't then dselect depend on dpkg and not the other way?
> > >
> > > most likely so that dselect did not just silently disappear during the
> > > upgrade.
> > Indeed. But does this mean, this non-dependency will never get fixed?
> In sarge+1, most probably.
> Think about people upgrading from woody to sarge.
What about aptitude? How long do we keep using dselect, anyway?
Also, isn't there some debian-base package around that everyone has?
That could be modified to depend on dselect (or maybe (dselect|aptitude)....