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Bug#989863: debian-installer: Firmware problems in bullseye



On Sat, 2021-07-24 at 10:27 +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jul 2021 at 09:05:59 +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> > If we were to go the “(almost) all in” route, it might make sense to
> > either blacklist (some of) those, or to whitelist the known-ok ones,
> > which would require some monitoring of new additions over time (which
> > dillon, behind d-i.debian.org, could help us with).
> 
> As an 80% solution, would it be feasible to have the officially-unofficial
> media with firmware install the firmware-linux metapackage by default,
> or at least install it if a desktop task was chosen?
> 
> firmware-linux pulls in firmware-amd-graphics and firmware-misc-nonfree
> (which has the Nvidia firmware), and I think its rules for inclusion
> imply not needing an EULA or other special license-acceptance by the
> user.
[...]

Yes - nothing requiring a EULA should be accepted into the upstream
repository, and if it happens anyway we would put those files in a
separate binary package.

Ben.


-- 
Ben Hutchings
Reality is just a crutch for people who can't handle science fiction.

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