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Re: Missing documentation for autoconf

Simon Huerlimann wrote:
> Hi Frank
> On Monday, 20. February 2006 18:08, Frank Küster wrote:
>>Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> wrote:
>>How do you explain that you would like to 
>>continue to use GFDL'ed (or OPL'ed, for that matter) documentation, but
>>refuse to add non-free to you sources list?
> Because I don't like packages that are considered non-free by Debian. I 
> generaly support it's decissions on freeness and it's social contract. But I 
> don't regard GFDL and OPL as non-free. (No need to react to this statement, 
> as it's just a personal interpretation. I fully recognize the decission taken 
> by the Debian developers.)

As a technical solution to your problem, you could use
/etc/apt/preferences to ensure that you don't get any non-free packages
except those you specifically consider "free enough", such as
autoconf-doc.  The following (untested) snippet should work:

Package: *
Pin: release c=non-free
Pin-Priority: -1

Package: autoconf-doc
Pin: release c=non-free
Pin-Priority: 500

- Josh Triplett

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