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Re: Depending on an essential package

Marc Haber <mh+debian-mentors@zugschlus.de> writes:

> On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 04:33:49 -0700, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>
> wrote:
>>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
> essential.
> Greetings
> Marc

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