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

* Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@web.de> [110318 14:38]:
> And as long as it works I see no reason why a maintainer should not be
> allowed to put the non-free dep first in alternatives if there is a good
> reason.

Debian makes some promises to users. Suprisingly getting non-free
software installed is definitely nothing a maintainer alone should
be able to decide.

> Like say: In 10+ years I have never ever seen a single rar file
> unrar-free could unpack but thousands that needed unrar/rar.

If that was true then unrar-free should be dropped and everything
depending on it be removed, too, or moved to contrib.

Or did you want to say "only unrar-free could unpack"?

	Bernhard R. Link

P.S: This whole discussion about rar makes me so nostalgic about the
BBS times and the early 90ties.

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