[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#763013: Bug#762923: Bug#763013 closed by Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs at debian.org> (Re: isc-dhcp-client depends on /bin/bash, not /bin/sh)

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sat Sep 27 14:33:28 UTC 2014

Hi Troy,

Troy Benjegerdes wrote:
> I had an unusable system after removing bash because of dhclient.

Bash is an "Essential" package. You're on yourself if you remove that
(or any other "Essential") package.

Being an "Essential" package means that this package is guaranteed to
be installed and no package needing bash needs to declare a dependency

The current bash issue though raises the demand for making bash a
non-essential package, so maybe making the bash package non-essential
should become a release goal for Jessie+1.

		Regards, Axel
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