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

On 9 Dec 1999, Chris Waters wrote:

> I'm a little bit afraid that this opens the door to endless debates
> about what the "core functionality" of a package is.  For example, I
> would have considered the "core functionality" of the bash package to
> be providing /bin/bash, but someone was trying to claim that it is
> providing /bin/sh.

I don't think this is a real problem - "core functionality" of an
essential package is all functionality that other packages implicitly
depend on. For the essential pacakge providing /bin/sh (aka bash) that
file is part of the reason it is essential, thus it is a "core


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