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Re: blends install preseeding?

[Paul Wise]
> I would say that adding components/DEP-11 support to apt metadata is
> a much better way to achieve this than copying parts out of the
> Contents file. It is pretty close to equivalent anyway and is
> cross-distro so it can be used by things like PackageKit.
> https://wiki.debian.org/DEP-11

[Petter Reinholdtsen 2014-03-06]
> Absolutely.  Then the needed information would be available
> automatically for any apt user, and hw-detect in d-i can use it to
> find firmware packages, even for non-official packages from
> non-official apt sources. :)

Now we know more about the state of DEP-11, and the implementation done
by in Google Summer of Code project handle mime types, icons, etc, but
not firmware and hardware information.  So for Jessie, I believe we need
to look at a different solution.

> And the isenkram package would be able to use this too after
> installation, if some firmware is needed to handle hotplugged
> hardware.

I've split the isenkram package in two yesterday, one isenkram-cli for
the command line tools, and one isenkram for the GUI popup tool.

Perhaps its isenkram-autoinstall-firmware script can be a starting point
for handling firmware and hardware package installation from d-i?

I plan to look into this before jessie, perhaps replacing the current
discover support in the hw-detect package to make it happen.

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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