On Fri, 2017-05-05 at 14:26 +0100, Sam Kuper wrote: > 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? I imagine this would be acceptable (though not in the default installer, which only uses and installs packages from main). Ben. > 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. > > Please CC me if you do so, as I am not subscribed to the mailing list. > -- Ben Hutchings The program is absolutely right; therefore, the computer must be wrong.
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