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Re: alternative dependency ordering - with respect of packages in main

On 11-09-22 at 08:19am, Bruce Sass wrote:
> On September 22, 2011 02:50:25 AM Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> > * Bruce Sass <bmsass@shaw.ca> [2011-09-21 23:18:54 CEST]:
> > > Debian already favours Main packages by default
> > 
> >  Not if the alternative dependency chain has a non-free package 
> > first. I know what you mean with that non-free isn't enabled by 
> > default, but the way the dependency chain is written still favours 
> > non-free packages by default, when available -- which is the thing 
> > you like to emphasis on, but the favour is still the other way 
> > round.
> I disagree. The only way a non-free package is going to be 
> automatically selected is if the sysadmin has added non-Main lines to 
> sources.list, and the Maintainer has placed a non-Main package before 
> one from Main in the dependency statement--that's two explicit actions 
> that need to be taken, compared to zero if non-Main stuff isn't 
> wanted.

Another way a non-free package gets automatically selected is if some 
package which conflicts with the free alternative, when the package 
containing non-free alternative (no matter the order) is installed.

 - Jonas

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