Including firmware packages automatically by default from now on
The next version of live-build (current HEAD of debian-next branch in
git) now includes firmware by default in all images.
There are two new options to control the behaviour:
includes firmware in the binary pool for d-i on the live media.
includes firmware in the resulting live system itself.
The two options can independently be toggled and have no dependency on
each other whatsoever.
Note: enabling firmware on an image that has archive areas set to 'main'
only (which is the case by default) does *not* mean that non-free or
contrib firmware packages are automatically installed. Automatic
installation is limited to firmware packages in the configured archive
People requiring all possible firmware to be included would therefore do
lb config --archive-areas "main contrib non-free" \
--firmware-chroot true --firmware-binary true
After some further tests, a new version of live-build will be uploaded
in the next couple of days.
Address: Daniel Baumann, Donnerbuehlweg 3, CH-3012 Bern