[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#960638: login no longer needs to be essential

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Thu May 14 23:19:26 BST 2020

Package: login
Version: 1:4.8.1-1
Severity: wishlist

Now that login no longer contains "su", it no longer needs to be an
essential package. A system that doesn't run any getty processes or
other means of logging in (such as a system using only ssh, or a chroot,
or a system with no interactive users at all) may not need to have the
login package installed. It should still have priority "required", and
perhaps "Important: yes" so that apt makes sure the user doesn't remove
it by accident, but it doesn't need "Essential: yes" anymore.

- Josh Triplett

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 5.6.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages login depends on:
ii  libaudit1       1:2.8.5-3+b1
ii  libc6           2.30-8
ii  libcrypt1       1:4.4.16-1
ii  libpam-modules  1.3.1-5
ii  libpam-runtime  1.3.1-5
ii  libpam0g        1.3.1-5

login recommends no packages.

login suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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