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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main (was: Bug#353277: should be in contrib)

Le dimanche 19 février 2006 à 08:46 -0500, Michael Poole a écrit :
> > Please stop these lies. I repeat: technical solutions do exist. For
> > hardware unnecessary at installation's first stage, it is only a matter
> > of making non-free available. For hardware necessary for the first
> > stage, it would be possible to make the installer load udebs from
> > alternate sources, but the people who'd be interested in it are
> > spreading lies on debian-devel instead of working on the code.
> Exactly what is the "technical solution" for installing drivers for
> firmware-requiring hardware if you only have Debian proper (i.e. main)
> available?  That is the situation I described, and I really do not see
> any technical solution for it, no matter how much you call it a lie.
> If installation media for Debian must include arbitrary bits of
> non-free, it makes the distinction between "main" and those bits
> rather pointless and arbitrary.

Given how the debian-installer works, it would be possible to make it
use optional, alternate sources for udebs. IIRC, it was planned from the
beginning but nobody took the time to implement it. That'd be what I
call a technical solution.

Another possibility would be to setup a non-free alternate
debian-installer image, that would include some bits of non-free.

A technical issue has technical solutions.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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