Re: howto install debian on netwinder?
Philip Blundell wrote:
Is it possible to "build" NeTTrom from "source" using available Debian
I don't know. I've never seen any source to NeTTrom, but I guess it must be
at least partially under the GPL. Maybe Rod will enlighten us.
Either that or it could go into non-free...
I see, that makes sense. But it would be nice to be able to say, for
example, "kernel-image-2.4.6-netwinder Depends: nettrom (>= 2.3.3)", to
avoid the confusion of "Why doesn't this work?" I suppose it should
come with a debconf warning: "You have downloaded a new NeTTrom, but it
won't be installed automatically. To do so, do XXX, and beware!" or "To
do so, see URL http://netwinder.org/foo".
its own package. After all, we want a complete free system, right? I'm
not sure I understand your hesitation to have a NeTTrom package...
It just doesn't seem to me that having it packaged buys you much. A nettrom
package would be no use after it had been initially installed, so the only
advantage is the marginal benefit of being able to upgrade it with apt-get
rather than needing to download the image and manually write it. Given that
updating the firmware is a slightly hazardous operation, I don't really want
to make it happen automatically.
P.S. Thanks for the new portmap, and Tor, thanks for fixing those bugs!
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