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Re: potential MBF: first alternate depends not available in main

On 02/03/11 14:41, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Wednesday, March 02, 2011 04:53:46 am Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
>> On 02/03/11 04:24, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>>> It seems to me not worth a mass bug filing.  This doesn't seem like
>>> something that would affect user's systems.  Is there a rationale for
>>> imposing this ordering other than puiparts can't deal with it?
>> If you have non-free enabled and install a package from main, it should
>> install the dependencies from main. So you should have e.g. "rar |
>> rar-nonfree" instead of the other way round.
> Why?  If the user has made the choice to use non-free and the maintainer 
> concludes that's a more technically capable solution for users that choose to 
> use it, why should the project raise barriers to that choice?

If the user has rar-nonfree installed, that would be fine, as the dependency
would be satisfied. If he doesn't have it, then installing a package from main
shouldn't install packages outside main, so we should prefer packages in main
over those outside it.


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