On 23.02.2018 14:00, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> If the sources.list file do not list contrib and non-free, as any
> policy compliant task setup should, then no package from contrib and
> non-free will be listed as recommended in the resulting task
> package.


That is the problem.

> I understand Ole to claim that blends-dev previously would somehow 
> filter packages from contrib and non-free even if they are listed as 
> present using the sources.list entries.  This do not match my 
> understanding of how blends-dev ever worked.

No; I wrote:

| when I run "make" on a blend's package, it puts all that is in
| "Recommends" in the tasks package into "Recommends" of d/control,
| independent of the status of the package.

and I took as first example a package that is not in main (but in
contrib), and a second example a package that is neither in main nor in
contrib or non-free.

> I believe that if someone need or want to create a unofficial task
> with some packages in contrib, non-free or some unofficial APT
> source, they should be allowed to do so by listing these entries in
> their sources.list files.  And those of us uploading tasks to
> debian/main should not list anything byt debian/main in our
> sources.list files.

This is not what the bug is about.



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