On 13-Jan-2000 Bob Nielsen wrote: > After a recent upgrade of potato packages, ncurses-base 4.2-3.4 shows > up as obsolete (no longer listed in Packages). However it is tagged as > "essential" which prevents dpkg from removing it in the normal fashion. > Should I force the removal? > it is safe to remove. We are moving towards ncurses version 5. Hopefully the maintainer of this will work out a better upgrade path before release.