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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> writes:

> This one time, at band camp, Thomas Bushnell BSG said:
>> Adam McKenna <adam@flounder.net> writes:
>> > On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 11:29:38AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> >> It seems to me that there is no reason ndiswrapper can't be available
>> >> to the installer whether it's in main or contrib.  
>> >
>> > AFAIK, it would need to be on the first CD.
>> Ok, then we could put selected packages from contrib on the first CD,
>> provided they are DFSG-free, without causing any problems.  Since
>> ndiswrapper certainly is DFSG-free, why not do this?
> Feel free to submit patches to d-i to have packages from contrib on the
> first CD and available to the installer.  Historically this has not been
> the case, and I assume it won't be unless someone presents a convincing
> argument for why it should be, and then does some of the work of getting
> it done.

This is, however, irrelevant to the present question.  The standards
for main/contrib do not make reference to convenience for the
installer.  Perhaps they should be; if you think such a question
should be taken into account, then you should...

do some of the work of making that change happen.


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