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

On 13/11/14 03:29, Russ Allbery wrote:
> 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,
My understanding was this is the correct approach unless doing so
breaches policy, which this (and apparently many others ) does. I was
just trying to point out that there seem to be 3 possible solutions
here, one of which nobody else had mentioned:
1) Remove the dependency
2) Fix the policy
3) Blunder on as-is and keep having people point out policy violations.


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