Re: My N900 has diffmo as an essential package; safe to remove?
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ext Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+maemo@xxxxxxxxx> writes: > So I suppose I have two questions: > 1) What causes a package to become "essential"? The maintainer of that package has decided to make it essential and puts a "Essential: yes" field into debian/control. For Maemo, packages often become "essential" by accident when packaging bits are copied over from Debian. > 2) Is it actually safe to remove diffmo? I don't want an unbootable > device or anything bad like that. I assume that diffmo is a replacement for busybox /bin/diff. If so, then you only need to make sure that you always have a working /bin/diff. Thus, if after removing diffmo you end up without /bin/diff, repair that immediately, maybe by symlinking it to busybox, or by installing diffutils-gnu. (If this is not about /bin/diff, then I apologize for the confusion.) _______________________________________________ maemo-users mailing list maemo-users@xxxxxxxxx https://lists.maemo.org/mailman/listinfo/maemo-users