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Bug#594940: Includes binary-only and obfuscated C code

Sorry for the slight delay in responding to this.

On Sun, 2010-11-07 at 14:16 +0100, Petr Salinger wrote: 
> >> Now we have to somehow prune current source tree and disable some
> >> modules. Could we get squeeze-ignore tag for some of the affected
> >> files or is it necessary to prune all affected files ?
> >
> > Ben's original lists included some files which we don't appear to be
> > able to distribute at all.  If his analysis is correct then those files
> > at least would need to be removed rather than ignored.
> The question is whether pruning following files suffices:

Apologies if this question has already been asked (I couldn't find the
previous occurrence if it has), but what would the effect on the
kfreebsd-* kernel be of removing all of the files which were originally
mentioned in Ben's mails in this bug report, and is that an option which
has been considered by the porters?

fwiw, if the current firmware-loading mechanism could be extended to
support using the firmware-* packages, the SRMs would be prepared to
look at introducing the updated mechanism - and any necessary new
firmware packages - as part of a Squeeze point release, if desired /



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