Re: Non-Free Warning at Package Install -- Was: Alternate proposal
On Sat, 10 Jul 1999, Ionutz Borcoman wrote:
> - you already have the package installed (You made your choice when you
> first installed it)
> - you asked for the package from non-free to be installed (You've just
> read the infos about the package and agreed on the consecuences)
> - you asked for a package from contrib (dselect will clearly show you
> the depencencies).
This is entirely accurate. Dselect is pretty verbose about the non-free
stuff too. In theory you could do something like
apt-get install ssh
But, arguably you should know it is non-free, or at least you will be
watching the download and see the pretty non-free indicator.
> Can dist-upgrade introduce more non-free packages on the system ? Do we
> have packages that do this (depend on more and more non-free packages) ?
No, that would violate clause #1 of the Social Contract