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Re: Bug#50832: AMENDMENT] Clarify meaning of Essential: yes

On Wed, Dec 08, 1999 at 10:24:37AM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> Personally I would increase the strength of the wording to be more like:
>   An essential package is one that can never stop working. This means any
>   dpkg abort must leave the package properly functional.
> IMHO just being able to live in the unpacked state is not good enough.

This is more what I was looking for. Making it more important that the
real issue be met without giving some weak fallback (removing the
essential status if it fails the real meaning of the clause). This should
be a criteria for essential packages, not just new ones, but also make sure
that changes in current ones do not conflict with this.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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