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Bug#479080: debian-policy: Policy '3.8 Essential packages' does not explain when/why essential is neccessary

Package: debian-policy
Severity: normal

Policy section 3.8, about essential packages, doesn't explain when/why 
essential is neccessary, only that it should not be essential 
if it's not necessary.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

-- no debconf information

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