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Re: LCC and blobs

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:

> On Sun, Dec 12, 2004 at 12:34:10AM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Yes. Once you eliminate the dependency on the non-free file the driver
>> becomes suitable for main.
> The driver does not have /any/ dependency on a non-free file. It will
> function perfectly without the non-free file.
> The device, that's a different story; but Debian is not in the business
> of distributing hardware, so there is no 'Depends:' header for that bit
> of the problem.

We have to disagree on that then.

I think something like "Failure: firmware not loaded" or "Failure:
path/firmware: No such file or directory" counts as a dependency. I
would want apt-get to pull in the firmware deb when I install the
driver deb.


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