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Re: SV: MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian

On Lu, 30 iun 14, 01:56:20, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> > 
> > You're not seriously suggesting dpkg would "sneak" a package on your 
> > system behind your back, do you?
> I believe he's only suggesting that having a package installed with a
> Conflict: is harder to break (even by mistake) than just some apt
> preferences, and that it's better to lock things at the level of dpkg
> than at the level of apt, aptitude, deslect, synaptic or whatever. I by
> the way agree.

Others in this thread have pointed out why this is not true (for one you 
have to put the package on hold), but this has become off-topic for 
-devel, -user would be more appropriate.

Kind regards,
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