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Re: Question about APT's config on Debian (not an actual issue)

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 01:00:43AM +0100, Claudius Hubig wrote:
> "Christofer C. Bell" <christofer.c.bell@gmail.com> wrote:
> >I'm wondering how the following Ubuntu-isms made it into Debian's APT
> >configuration:
> >
> >cbell@circe:~$ apt-config dump | egrep 'verse|ubuntu'
> >APT::NeverAutoRemove:: "^linux-ubuntu-modules-.*";
> >APT::Never-MarkAuto-Sections:: "universe/metapackages";
> >APT::Never-MarkAuto-Sections:: "multiverse/metapackages";
> >APT::Never-MarkAuto-Sections:: "universe/oldlibs";
> >APT::Never-MarkAuto-Sections:: "multiverse/oldlibs";
> >cbell@circe:~$
> Interesting.
> >Are these really necessary?
> I can imagine that in case you have a Ubuntu repository or PPA in
> your sources.list, you might want to have these. This might be
> especially the case with the first line, as it is possible that a
> specific driver/module is only available from such sources.
> >And is it worth filing a bug for their removal?
> Do you think these are harmful in any way? If so, how? And if they
> are harmful, does this ‘harm’ make up for the potential benefit they
> have for users either mixing Ubuntu and Debian or wanting to use one
> to install the other?

Ubuntu is not the *only* Debian derivative.

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