Logrotate package incorrectly requires anacron as a dependency
Under Ubuntu 12.04, when I attempted to remove the anacron package, it incorrectly identified logrotate as a dependency of this package.
There is no way that logrotate "requires" anacron to operate. Logrotate is a standalone package that can be exectued from crontab, anacrontab or the command line, for that matter. It does not "require" any of these so, please remove the dependency from the logrotate package on anacron.
Having anacron as a requirement for logrotate makes it impossible to remove anacron (which on a server, for example, is an annoying package that is more trouble than it is worth), without removing logrotate too (which is a very useful package that one wishes to keep).
|Changed in logrotate (Ubuntu):|
|status:||New → In Progress|
|assignee:||nobody → Paolo Rotolo (paolorotolo)|
|Eric Wilde (ewilde) wrote : Re: [Bug 1011708] Re: Logrotate package incorrectly requires anacron as a dependency||#6|