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Re: Depending on an essential package

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 02:01:54PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 01:59:05PM +0100, Bas Wijnen wrote:

>>> Packages aren't moved out of essential.

>> So you can guarantee that bash will always be essential?

> I believe that we won't ever remove *functionality* from the Essential
> system, yes.

Yeah, I can't imagine us ever doing so.

> (We have removed individual packages from Essential, because their
> functionality was moved to a different package due to
> renames/splits/merges.)

...thus making the dependency on the old package an RC bug (eventually),
meaning that omitting dependencies on essential packages *prevents* RC
bugs.  :)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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