Re: potential MBF: first alternate depends not available in main
"Bernhard R. Link" <email@example.com> writes:
> * Goswin von Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> [110317 22:10]:
>> My metric here is clearly the functionality for the user.
> Being able to modify it or get help with the package (which needs
> people being able and willing to look at the source and fix problems)
> is a very important part of functionality of the user.
Frankly most users don't think ahead like that. They just want it to
work. If it works they are happy. Unrar-free doesn't work, non-free
unrar works. And as long as it works they really don't care.
And as long as it works I see no reason why a maintainer should not be
allowed to put the non-free dep first in alternatives if there is a good
reason. Like say: In 10+ years I have never ever seen a single rar file
unrar-free could unpack but thousands that needed unrar/rar.