Comment 9 for bug 254042

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This bug is a bit twisty. What's happened is that germinate now expands Recommends as well as Depends when expanding seeds; this causes apt to be pulled into required from germinate's point of view, which means that as far as it's concerned it no longer needs to be listed as build-essential. However, the archive admin team hasn't yet actually promoted apt and its dependencies to Priority: required.

At the moment I'm not sure whether germinate should stop expanding Recommends in the required (and maybe even minimal) seeds since debootstrap doesn't do that, or whether debootstrap should start expanding Recommends. I'm inclined towards the former.