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Bug#681419: tech-ctte help needed: main dependencies on non-free/contrib

* Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>, 2012-07-17, 20:03:
It would also be quite interesting, although much harder to determine, whether there are any scenarios where such a dependency would result in a non-free package being installed by default. If, for example, there's a dependency on foo | foo-nonfree and some packages conflict with foo but not with foo-nonfree such that a dependency resolver may pull in foo-nonfree in preference.
I suspect installability checking of all packages should find them if they are there. One run with non-free+contrib and one without - the "newly" uninstallable between the two runs should be set you are looking for.

I played with dose-debcheck a bit. It turns out that (at least for i386) every currently uninstallable package in main is also uninstallable within main+contrib+non-free.

It does not catch issues like "foo-nonfree | foo", but they would be caught by your other query.

That's right.

Jakub Wilk

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