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This idea came up originally in context of: https://github.com/Whonix/Whonix/issues/60 [archive]

Summary[edit]

Debian developers would literally hate this.

Okay for end users and sys admins, but not a solution for a Debian derivative.

More Details[edit]

Question: Can a package pull a another package from another repository to be added? [archive]

Answers:

Example where Whonix ™ backports APT pinning instructions broke users systems:

https://forums.whonix.org/t/templates-incorrectly-think-theyre-not-connected-to-a-whonix-gateway/2258/25 [archive]

Misc[edit]

backports by default[edit]

Had resulted to breakage in Qubes. See:

https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/4443 [archive]



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