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Re: overcoming apt's resistance to broken packages

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 04:29:51PM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
> I agree with Josh Triplett that autodetection looking only for 'ati'
> rather than for the individual modules which 'ati' can implicitly load
> is a bug that should be fixed. (The "point" of doing so - questioned in
> the last comment on that bug report - would be to allow the obvious
> 'apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-radeon' from a system that
> previously didn't have X to Just Work, and to allow people to only
> install the module for the card they actually have, not the ones for the
> cards they don't have.)
> Unfortunately, that bug report has been open and (apparently)
> unaddressed since early 2012, so it's not looking likely to get changed
> any time soon...

Do you think that
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=719853 is related at

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oppressing." --- Malcolm X

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