Bug#593177: Clarify when dependencies of pre-dependencies are satisfied
Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> is about preinst only, which basically means (based on a quick search)
> pseudo-essential packages and debconf.
Hmm, and python-ure.
Maybe we should treat all dependencies of a pre-dependency as
pre-dependencies after all.
This is not entirely analagous to the case of dependencies of an
essential package because, as Russ said, a maintainer of a (library,
say) package may not know in advance whether it will appear as a
Dependency loops in packages that appear as a pre-dependency are
forbidden, anyway. So it might be doable.