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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

Robert Millan <rmh@aybabtu.com> writes:

> On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 12:40:10PM -0500, Andres Salomon wrote:
>> On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 18:00 +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
>> [...]
>> > 
>> > First, I couldn't find any reference to a "GPLed NDIS driver" in ndiswrapper's
>> > website, like Michael Poole asserts:
>> > 
>> >   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/01/msg00381.html
>> > 
>> I assume he was talking about the CIPE driver; it's linked right from
>> the main ndiswrapper page.
> I see.  From http://cipe-win32.sourceforge.net/ :
>   "CIPE-Win32 is a port of Olaf Titz's CIPE package from Linux to Windows NT."
> I think this is the cipe-source package in debian.  If this driver is already
> available, there's no much point in using it via ndiswrapper.
> Is there any other free ndis driver?

The availability to do this is enough even if there are other
(possibly better) ways to do the same. One free driver _in_ Debian and
the package should stay in main.

But does the cipe-source build or ship the windows driver for use with
ndiswraper? I doubt that.

Which means you need some software (even if it is free) from outside
Debian for ndiswraper. That makes it contrib imho.


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