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Bug#861263: debian-installer: zfs support

On Wed, 2017-04-26 at 19:51:23 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Wed, 2017-04-26 at 18:20 +0200, Timo Haas wrote:
>> Dear Maintainer,
>> do you plan to support zfs as root filesystem in the installer?
> ZFS binaries are not distributable due to the licence conflict, so this
> is unlikely to happen.

If the Debian Installer were instead to ship with, or to download at
runtime, the ZFS on Linux source code, would that be acceptable from a
licensing standpoint?

If so, then if the user were to instruct the Installer to use ZFS for
some or all partitions, the Installer would (download and) compile and
run the ZFS code appropriately.

Please correct me if I am mistaken about this being viable in principle.

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