# which packages are essential affects the entire distribution
reassign 619820 general
Harald Dunkel wrote:
> I cannot remove dash nor bash. Both are marked as essential packages.
> One shell should be enough for a minimal system.
That's a good point. Raphael, do you remember why dash is essential?
Once we have a good mechanism for safely switching between arbitrary
policy-compliant shells (Bug#540512), would it be possible to make
"sh" essential instead?
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