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Re: Why does Debian distributed firmware not need to be Depends: upon? [was Re: LCC and blobs]

>    Firmware files are not the sort of thing people can create their own
>    versions of.  In most cases the format is not documented and there
>    are no free or even publicly available tools for this, and even in
>    cases where it *is* documented, this is not by any stretch of the
>    imagination a typical use case.

That's not true. Firmware can created by anyone and requires only
documentation and a compiler/linker for the target processor. In many
cases the CPU used is already supported by some free toolchain.
Look for example at :



Peter (p2).

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