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Re: Getting d-i to find firmware on the CD generated by debian-cd

On Tuesday 16 March 2010, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Dienstag, 16. März 2010, Frans Pop wrote:
> > An additional issue with non-free firmware is that including it in the
> > way you propose would (I think) mean it will get loaded without any
> > prompting of the user, which may in some cases violate licence terms.
> i thought the same at first, but actually that's not the case. The user
> is still asked (by the package) if she wants to accept the licence. (As
> no preseeding takes place.)

But that's only at the point where the package gets installed in the target 
system. And at that point the firmware is already in use.

IMO a proper solution would ensure the licence dialog gets displayed before 
the firmware first gets loaded by the installer.

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