Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main
Stephen Gran <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> This one time, at band camp, Thomas Bushnell BSG said:
>> Adam McKenna <email@example.com> 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.