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Re: Depends: awk -- Is that required?

Recai Oktas wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > awk is "virtually essential": it can't be Essential: yes because
> > that would prevent removing mawk in favor of gawk, but awk is a
> > dependency of another essential package to ensure that you can use
> > basic awk functionality without having to depend on it.
> Just to make things a little clearer, the above is the excerpt from the
> changelog of 'base-files' (an essential package):
>     * Added "Depends: awk", so that awk is a "virtual essential package".

A good explanation.  That clears up my confusion.  I was pretty sure
it was something like that but just could not find it.


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