On Wed, 2 Mar 2011 09:41:00 -0500, Scott Kitterman <email@example.com> wrote: > On Wednesday, March 02, 2011 04:53:46 am Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote: > > If you have non-free enabled and install a package from main, it should > > install the dependencies from main. So you should have e.g. "rar | > > rar-nonfree" instead of the other way round. > > Why? If the user has made the choice to use non-free and the maintainer > concludes that's a more technically capable solution for users that choose to > use it, why should the project raise barriers to that choice? > To me, this particualar case is one where we should definitely not be choosing a non-free version by default, as using the non-free version actually puts a financial burden on the user. Just becaause the user decided that he wants to enable non-free so he can install sun-java6, doesn't mean we should assume he is willing to buy a license for rar.
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