Ubuntu – Where is coreutils in ubuntu-minimal


I want to install ubuntu-minimal. I can't see coreutils as a dependency, although there are still plenty of other packages that ubuntu-minimal depends on. Will I have to install it seperately or is it a dependency of one of these other packages in ubuntu-minimal? If so, which one?

Best Answer

The coreutils is marked Essential: yes, so it's always included in an installation, and dpkg will warn you in a rather non-ignorable way if you try to remove it. Packages do not have to declare dependencies on essential packages, unless they need a particular version (for example, dpkg (another essential package) depends on coreutils (>= 5.93-1) in Ubuntu 10.04).