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Re: Depending on an essential package

On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 04:33:49 -0700, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>
>The error is, if you don't *need* a specific version of the package, you
>shouldn't depend on it at /all/.  Essential means it's always available, so
>there's no reason for you to depend on it.

I have never understood the reason for this rule, as it is bound to
introduce truckloads of RC bugs whenever a package is moved out of


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