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Re: Bug#769273: bsdutils: Dependency on libsystemd0 violates policy

Tim Wootton <tim@tee-jay.demon.co.uk> writes:

> or just build without the dependency in the 1st place like it used to
> be. After all it's not like it adds anything that's essential.

No, including the dependency is the right approach and is consistent with
how Debian has always handled issues like this.  We always enable all
optional upstream behavior where possible unless the dependencies are
particularly heavy, and in this case they aren't.

An 82KB library is tiny, definitely not large enough to warrant worrying
about splitting the bsdutils binary package or building binaries with
multiple sets of functionality.  We introduce new library dependencies or
just increases in size of existing libraries on that scale routinely
without anyone even noticing.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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