Re: potential MBF: first alternate depends not available in main
* Goswin von Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> [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
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.