Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?
Josh Triplett <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> We could do that, but it couldn't reasonably form part of the standard
>> debian-installer. A forked d-i doesn't do anyone any favours.
> I don't see why we couldn't put support for using contrib udebs for
> things such as drivers in the standard d-i. The contrib udebs would
> need to be in the contrib archive, and they obviously couldn't go on the
> standard CD, but they could be downloaded if needed (again, only if the
> user assents to their use), or installed from a secondary CD or one of
> the various other media that d-i can read from.
That would require certain parts of d-i (and hence certain parts of
main) to rely upon the contents of contrib. We can't do that.
Matthew Garrett | email@example.com