Your message dated Fri, 06 Apr 2018 23:18:09 +0200
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and subject line Re: Bug#894968: initramfs-tools-core: update-initramfs depends 
on busybox, but the package doesn't
has caused the Debian Bug report #894968,
regarding initramfs-tools-core: update-initramfs depends on busybox, but the 
package doesn't
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Package: initramfs-tools-core
Version: 0.130
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

     Context is that this is a minimally-installed chroot (minimally installed 
with `debootstrap`)
     containing stretch.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

     Attempted to use `apt-get` to install the following package list with
     '--no-install-recommends' specified:

   * What was the outcome of this action?

     During the `apt-get` processing of the above package list, 
`update-initramfs` died with an error:

       E: busybox or busybox-static, version 1:1.22.0-17~ or later, is required 
but not installed.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

     I expected it to work -- if `update-initramfs` depends on busybox or 
busybox-static in order to
     complete successfully, then those packages should be a _dependency_, not a 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), 
LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages initramfs-tools-core depends on:
ii  cpio         2.11+dfsg-6
ii  klibc-utils  2.0.4-9
ii  kmod         23-2
ii  udev         232-25+deb9u2

Versions of packages initramfs-tools-core recommends:
ii  busybox  1:1.22.0-19+b3

Versions of packages initramfs-tools-core suggests:
pn  bash-completion  <none>

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The dependency on busybox is conditional on the configuration.


Ben Hutchings
Anthony's Law of Force: Don't force it, get a larger hammer.

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