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


On Wednesday 12 September 2007 15:37, Robert Millan wrote:
> > 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?

Seems like a good idea, except that the script will also fail if upstream 
removes something - I don't know how often this happens though.

I guess this info should be added to some bug, so it does eventually 
happen ;-) 


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