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Re: Pinning vs. conflicting

>>>>> You have not yet explained why apt pinning is not enough.

>>> Simply because apt is not the only way to install packages.

>> Don't synaptic and/or whatever honor these pins too?

> I have no idea about synaptic, but there’s e.g. cupt (which
> works as apt replacement, but probably (didn’t check) handles
> its configs the same…) and dselect (which uses dpkg and thus
> is one level “below” apt, and cannot be reasonably expected to
> use apt’s configs).

Isn't the proper solution to add blacklisting support to dpkg, then?

(Which should not prevent getting the
systemd-must-not-die-but-please-dont-install-it-on-my-system package into
the archive.)

-- Juliusz

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