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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 10:31:17AM +0000, Stephen Gran wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Hamish Moffatt said:
> > flashplugin-nonfree itself contains scripts which I presume meet the
> > DFSG. Do you think we should put it in main?
> I assume this is a troll, and you have not bothered to read any of the
> other messages in this tediously long thread.  

It's not a troll. In the quote that you trimmed, you said that all
dependencies are expressed as Depends: in the control file. I explained
why this is not the case. Please acknowledge that you understand this.

> > > ndiswrapper is a piece of free software.  It does not need non-free tools
> > > to build, and it will execute as a standalone app without any drivers.
> > 
> > (And do what? Display a usage screen? Anything more?)
> This has already been answered.  Please feel free to read the archives.

I have read the whole thread, and it hasn't been answered adequately.

Your argument is simply that an unuseful driver is enough reason to
put ndiswrapper in main. You argue that contrib is not enough because
then it won't be available in the installer. This must mean that it's
needed at install time to use non-free drivers.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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