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Re: fdisk becoming non-essential, dependencies needed.




On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 11:59:13AM +0200, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 5:11 PM, Andreas Henriksson <andreas@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > A new version 2.29.2-3 of src:util-linux was recently uploaded to
> > experimental[1]. The plan is to ship those changes in Buster.
> >
> > In this version the fdisk, sfdisk and cfdisk utilities has been split
> > out into a separate 'fdisk' package. Any package that needs these
> > utilities should add a dependency on the fdisk package in Buster!
> > (Attempts will be made to track down and file bug reports, but
> > ultimately maintainers need to take the final responsibility for the
> > dependency being added before the Buster freeze.)
> >
> > Your new dependency declaration might look like this:
> >         fdisk | util-linux (<< 2.29.2-3~)
> > See also the util-linux NEWS entry[2].
> >
> > Currently (for Buster) the fdisk package is being made
> > 'pseudo-essential' via a dependency from the Essential util-linux
> > package, where the tools was split out from. (This is also to support
> > upgrades from Stretch to Buster.)
> > The plan is to drop this dependency (making fdisk no longer
> > pseudo-essential) for Buster+1 (Bullseye). The Priority field will
> > likely be set to important so fdisk utilities will still be part of any
> > normal installation, but will then be deinstallable.
> 
> Why not setting in recommand ? It will be installed by default but
> could be deinstalled

I guess because debootstrap does not install Recommends?


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