[Bug 260406] Re: Sync gnuradio 3.2.2.dfsg-1 (multiverse) from Debian unstable (main)

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at canonical.com
Thu Mar 4 00:34:45 GMT 2010

On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 05:35:39PM -0000, Kamal Mostafa wrote:
> But regarding how adduser got onto my "mostly-clean" Lucid system in the
> first place...  After you pointed this out, I tried removing adduser,
> trying to identify which package had brought it in -- isn't this saying
> that adduser is being brought in by essential packages?

> $ sudo apt-get remove adduser
>    [...]
> WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed.
> This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
>   e2fsprogs util-linux (due to e2fsprogs) hostname upstart (due to hostname)
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 500 to remove and 9 not upgraded.

That is indeed what it says, but FWIW, I can't reproduce this behavior here.
Removing adduser wants to remove several core packages, but nothing that's
actually essential.

And since the packages to be removed aren't essential, the dependency is
needed to prevent trying to call addgroup when the adduser package happens
to be in an unconfigured state in the middle of an upgrade.

Please merge gnuradio 3.2.2.dfsg-1 (multiverse) from Debian unstable (main)
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