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

Ivo De Decker <ivo.dedecker@ugent.be> writes:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 02:51:14PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:

>> And this:
>>   yagf: Depends: 'cuneiform | tesseract-ocr' [choice 1: cuneiform from non-free]
>> which is also a bug but a less serious one.

> Why is this less serious? When you install yagf (with non-free enabled),
> apt-get installs cuneiform, which is non-free.

It's less serious in that it's possible for the software to work without
non-free packages, which comes closer to satisfying the requirement in
Policy.  The trend of opinion in the tech-ctte at the moment, however, is
that it's still a bug if a package in main pulls in a package from
non-free by default when non-free is enabled.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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