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Bug#263748: Split fakeroot into a separate package.

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Bug#263748: Split fakeroot into a separate package.
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 22:02:46 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040722i

On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 10:14:19PM +0300, Ognyan Kulev wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
> >We're eventualy going to port fakeroot.  So if we want it installable on 
> >GNU,
> >the [/usr]/bin/fakeroot the Hurd package provides should be split in a
> >separate package (e.g. hurd-fakeroot) that conflicts and provides fakeroot.
> dpkg-divert?  Or it's not suited for this kind of stuff?

This should be dealt with the fakeroot maintainer, then. But I don't think
it's the more suitable solution.

I.e.: fakeroot is currently in an Essential package, and it's not true that
you need this binary for a minimal system to work.

Robert Millan

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