Why there is a git package and a git-core package? Is there any difference?

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The git-core package is a "dummy" package, which has the git package as dependency. This is because the git-core package has been renamed to git.

The dummy git-core package should be safely removable.

In previous releases, it seems git was a virtual package for gnuit (GNU Interactive Tools).


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