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Re: fix of kernel-source-2.6.8

On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 01:12:20PM +0100, Frederik Schueler wrote:
> Hello,
> the current 2.6.8 kernel got some drivers removed, because they contain
> firmware hexdumps [1][2][3].
> Since only a few ramdom drivers where removed, and not all drivers 
> containing firmware hexdumps, this practice is discriminatory against 
> users who want to install and run debian on concerned hardware, among it
> acenic and tg3 network cards, and qlogic fibrechannel controllers.
> The kernel team is preparing a soulution for etch, in form of a
> kernel-source-nonfree package containing all the components we cannot
> diustribute in main according to GR 2004-003 anymore, but this solution
> is not for sarge.
> Therefore, the pruned drivers should be readded to kernel-source-2.6.8
> and kernel-wedge should be fixed to create udebs containing those
> drivers, allowing the final D-I release to install on currently
> discriminated hardware.

Like i told you, this is probably too late for d-i rc3, altough i would let
joeyh comment on this, and i am not familiar with what this means for post-rc3
pre-sarge updates.


Sven Luther

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