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Re: Debian's Linux kernel continues to regress on freedom

On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 01:25:11AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 10:13:38AM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> > > Coming back to looking at Debian after being preoccupied by family business, I 
> > > see that the kernel team is not even seriously trying to separate out any 
> > > non-free material.  There have been severe regressions from sarge and no attempt 
> > > is being made to fix them.
> > Why don't you start to send patches then. Seems you have enough free
> > time to look after such issues. Fixing Kernels to work on more
> > (sometimes even important machines, like buildds) is a much more
> > important job than to get rid of oh so non-free firmware.
> There isn't any patch that should be required here.  There is already a
> script in the kernel team repo to be used for pruning non-free firmware from
> the tarball, and it appears that whoever produced the initial uploads of
> 2.6.21 and 2.6.22 for Debian omitted this step.

Why not running this script in debian/rules, causing builds to abort when the
non-free files are still present?

Robert Millan

<GPLv2> I know my rights; I want my phone call!
<DRM> What use is a phone call, if you are unable to speak?
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