[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#983251: passwd is missing dependencies

Chris Hofstaedtler zeha at debian.org
Sun Feb 21 15:30:00 GMT 2021

* Tim Woodall <debianbugs at woodall.me.uk> [210221 15:28]:
> I am unsure how debootstrap avoids the first problem - It could just be
> down to luck that debootstrap configures base-passwd before passwd. grep
> is Priority: required and Essential: yes so it could be argued that it
> should be unpacked before attempting to configure passwd and so this
> dependency is not required.

That is exactly the case. Both grep and base-passwd are Essential:
yes, so they _must_ function already (even when not configured yet).

Adding them to Depends: could be argued to be a bug.


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