Re: Switching kernel drivers to userland microcode loading, and 'contrib'
>>>>> "Nathanael" == Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com> writes:
Nathanael> Those which positively require non-free firmware would
Nathanael> presumably have to go in 'contrib' even if they were
Nathanael> using userland firmware loading (because they require
Nathanael> non-free software to function), so I'd rather spend my
Nathanael> time on those for which the firmware loading is
Nathanael> optional. But I see no way to tell which is which. :-P
No, the kernel could stay in main. The kernel is useful without those
drivers, so only a enhances relationship would be needed from the
non-free firmware package to the kernel.
Again, not all components of a package must work if only the depends
relationship is satisfied.