On 11/24/2014 10:27 PM, Jim Murphy wrote:
Not at all, Jim.
The reason that you hadn't run into this problem may be that the programs you wanted to install had no dependency in Backports repo. By default, you may not upgrade a package from main/contrib/non-free to Backports, but you explicitly tell Debian to do it for you . Synaptic also follow the same discipline, but you can change it via, Settings > Preferences > Distribution > Prefer Versions from > wheezy-backports. It is *not* recommended to change that setting in Synaptic because if you do so, *all* your packages will be upgraded to the Backports versions and it my endanger the stability of your distro.