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Bug#681419: Alternative dependencies on non-free packages in main

Russ Allbery writes ("Bug#681419: Alternative dependencies on non-free packages in main"):
> I had previously assumed that we weren't worrying too much about issues
> like that because the end-user had to have explicitly enabled the non-free
> repository to have any of the non-free packages become candidates, and
> that (having enabled that repository) they were requesting the best
> possible dependency resolution including the non-free repository.  (This
> is, to a large extent, exactly the point of contention in the Policy bugs
> that I'm escalating.)

I think this is a real problem.  In general people sometimes find that
they need to enable non-free for some particular reason (perhaps even
just too make their nic work or something).   That shouldn't mean
that their system becomes tainted willy-nily with non-free stuff.


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