Re: Bug#493938: ca-certificates needs mktemp without depending on it.
Philipp Kern <email@example.com> writes:
> The problem: Machines upgraded from Sarge to Etch won't get mktemp
> pulled in, because nothing depends on essential packages. They won't
> receive it later on, again out of the same reason. They are only pulled
> into new installations, by (c)debootstrap, due to their priority and
> their essential status.
> So some meta package needs to depend on those newly introduced essential
> packages for one release (as we don't support skipping one anyway).
I wonder if it would make sense for base-files to pre-depend on new
essential packages. It already pre-depends on awk to pull it into
essential, and this seems like a related problem.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>