[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

check for non-free firmware (Re: Debian's Linux kernel continues to regress on freedom)

Package: linux-2.6
Severity: wishlist

Please could you add some check in debian/rules to prevent non-free firmware
from inadvertingly entering the linux-2.6 package, as described in the mail
quoted below?

On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 03:29:29AM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 ;-) 


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?
(as seen on /.)

Reply to: