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Re: LCC and blobs

I demand that Glenn Maynard may or may not have written...

> On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 05:42:07PM +0000, Darren Salt wrote:
>>> Anthony DeRobertis <anthony@derobert.net> writes:
>>>>> Scripsit Anthony DeRobertis <anthony@derobert.net>
>>>>>> That would, however, cover firmware and wind up sending X to contrib.
>>>>>> So maybe: ... iff it is stored on the local machine's file system.
>>>> So would a web-based firmware loader, that never saved the firmware to
>>>> disk allow the drivers to be in main?

> I read this as a theoretical case to claim that the "local filesystem"
> metric was incorrect (at least in some cases)--since I thought it was
> obvious that pushing non-free stuff to a remote server and wgetting it is
> no different than moving it into non-free (a "remote server", as far as
> main is concerned) and Depend:ing on it--which means contrib, at best.

Fetch every time and fetch once. That looks like a difference to me...

>>> This could be as simple as mounting a tmpfs on /lib/firmware, and
>>> wgetting

[my comments about network availability removed - RELEVANT CONTEXT]

>> I'd say that a local cache is needed, though whether it's used should be
>> up to the local admin.

> ... so I don't know why we're talking about implementation details.  :)

I was pointing out that wget can theoretically fail to retrieve the binary.

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