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Re: [PROPOSED] Change package relations policy to remove references to non-free from main



> Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:
> > Personally, I think that hard-coding into a DFSG package a reference
> > to some non-DFSG package is rather grotesque.  I'm disappointed that
> > we disagree on this issue.

I don't think that's any worse than having a GPL-compatible package
reference a non-GPL-compatible package, if we were to have a gpl-only
distribution.

Personally, I think as far as words in a packages file go, or as far as
the output from dpkg -s goes, we ought to be satisfied with just ensuring
that suggests: foo is only done from a Debian package if foo is another
Debian package.

Standard user tools like dselect and gnome-apt, or whatever, are something
of a different matter though.

Cheers,
aj

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