[Resolvconf-devel] Bug#519364: Bug#519364: resolvconf requires bash

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Thu Mar 12 13:29:10 UTC 2009

severity 519364 wishlist

>> /sbin/resolvconf requires bash.  2 problems with that:
>> 1 - the resolvconf package can be installed without installing bash
>> 2 - that makes it unusable on a system where you use dash rather than bash

> Last time I checked, Essential:yes packages didn't have to be included
> in the dependency list.  Is bash no longer Essential:yes?  Or has policy
> changed?

If such dependencies do not need to be marked, then indeed bash doesn't
need to be mentioned.  In this case, I guess my report is a request to
remove this dependency and use just /bin/sh.


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