[Pkg-puppet-devel] Bug#829552: Please drop unnecessary sysv-rc dependency

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Mon Jul 4 08:19:10 UTC 2016

Package: puppet
Version: 4.5.2-1


puppet added a versioned dependency to sysv-rc five years ago:

| puppet (2.6.4-1) experimental; urgency=low
| [...]
|   * puppet-common: Add versioned dependency on sysv-rc
|   [ martin f krafft ]
|   * Use update-rc.d enable/disable in the "debian" provider in the
|     "service" type (Closes: #573551)
|  -- Stig Sandbeck Mathisen <ssm at debian.org>  Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:10:56 +0100

The current package only has an unversioned "Depends: sysv-rc | file-rc".
I can't see anything in the package which would need this, and sysv-rc
is by and large empty these days. It sure just looks like a leftover.

Dropping this helps with being able to uninstall sysv-rc, as very few
packages (only this and lbcd) still depend on it on a non-SysV

Thanks for considering,


Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)

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