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Dependencies of Essential good enough for postrm?


 I just stumbled in a nasty bug in apache (stable) that used a
non-essential package in its postinst.  I looked if the same was still
true for unstable, and found that apache2 uses also a script from a
non-essential package (update-rc.d) and fails if it isn't present.

 Though, said script is in the (pre-)dependency chain of an essential
package.  I am quite sure that one can depend on the dependencies of
essential packages being resolved when using the postrm, though as the
package itself isn't itself essential at least aba wanted the point to
be raised and be made clear for the release policy.

 So, discuss. :)
<igorr> Rhonda: they are having their regular unplanned outage
                    -- about sf.net's CVS troubles

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