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Package: golang-github-docker-docker-dev
Version: 1.13.1~ds2-3
Usertags: nonessentiale2fsprogs

Dear maintainer,

We want to make removing e2fsprogs from installations possible. For standard
installations this is not useful, but embedded applications and chroots benefit
from such an option.  For getting there all packages that use e2fsprogs must be
identified and gain a dependency on it as e2fsprogs currently is essential.

golang-github-docker-docker-dev was identified as potentially needing such a 
because it mentions tool names from e2fsprogs in the following files:

 contains mkfs.ext4. According to file it is a ASCII text
 contains debugfs. According to file it is a ASCII text

Please investigate whether these cases are actually uses of a tool from
e2fsprogs. Care has been taken to shrink the number of candidates as much as
possible, but a few false positives will remain. After doing so, do one of the

 * Add e2fsprogs to Depends.
 * Add e2fsprogs to Recommends.
 * Close this bug explaining why e2fsprogs is not used by this package.

Once e2fsprogs drops the "Essential: yes" flag, this bug will be upgraded to RC
severity. Please note that lintian will warn about such a dependency before
lintian 2.5.56.

Thanks for your help


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Hello Tianon,

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 09:47:03AM -0800, Tianon Gravi wrote:
> I agree that this bug as filed doesn't make much sense, but it does
> point to one that does make sense IMO, which would be adding the two
> packages mentioned (e2fsprogs and xfsprogs) to Suggests over in
> instead (since there are configurations of Docker where it'd
> be appropriate and necessary to have those packages installed).

Thanks for your feedback. Since we seem to be in agreement I'll close
this bug report (via bcc) and for the record copy #887222 which is the bug
report where dependencies are discussed. Lets continue the
discussion in that bug report if needed.

Andreas Henriksson

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