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Re: Could be considered a *Debian Blend* a CDD with packages from diferent repos

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:09:53PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> If indeed activated by default in official releases, then  
> debian-volatile packages targeted those releases are pure.


> If backports are officially included by default, then they are pure.   
> Otherwise not.

I would like to mention that even "unpure" Blends can work with the
metapackages builded in a Pure Blend: If the a package is not part
of official Debian the mentioned dependencies are added as Suggests
and afterwards installed via

  apt-get -o APT::Install-Suggests=true install foo

if backports is included in sources.list.  I would consider this as
a reasonable way to make use of backports in a (not so pure) Blends
concept.  (If only somebody would fix #473089 that the method above
becomes more visible ...)

> ...and if that happens, I stop working on "Debian Pure Blends" and start  
> working on a new concept: Debian Sane Blends!

However, in how far is using backports insane for a poject which depends
from a certain piece / version of software?

Kind regards



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