Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main (was: Bug#353277: should be in contrib)
Am Samstag, 18. Februar 2006 23:43 schrieb Josselin Mouette:
> Le samedi 18 février 2006 à 23:37 +0100, Hendrik Sattler a écrit :
> > Maybe Debian should take one or two steps back to the point where it
> > only requires source for something that can actually be compiled with
> > something in Debian.
> Ahem... so, to force the trait, you mean we could distribute any kind of
> shareware that needs Visual C++ to build?
You definitely didn't get the point! It's about the target architecture, not
the system. Even if you actually _have_ the source, you could not compile
with _any_ compiler you have at hand.
And why would you want to ship programs targetted for Windows with Debian?
They don't integrate into the unix directory layout anyway, thus making no
sense as a package...
And you want to write a compiler for this one chip to compile this
single peace of firmware? You must have a lot of time ;)
So let me make it more precise: only source for something that can actually be
compiled and runs on a system's host CPU.
Me just doesn't get the rationale behind differing between firmware in a PROM
and firmware that the driver loads into the hardware. There is none.