How can we figure out if a package is core or not?

Thomas Ward teward at
Sat Oct 11 00:24:39 UTC 2014

I think it's relevant to read this discussion and the whole related
chain to see how this decision on determining core/noncore had come
forth, Alberto -
(This email was linked from Brian Murray on the -quality IRC channel)


On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM, Alberto Salvia Novella
<es20490446e at> wrote:
> Thomas Ward:
>> Running `apt-cache
>> show pff-tools` actually shows the information even though the package
>> is not installed.
> Yes, but it doesn't show if there's a task related with the package. So it
> doesn't help figuring out if the package is core or not.
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