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Bug#442251: check for non-free firmware (Re: Debian's Linux kernel continues to regress on freedom)



Package: linux-2.6
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-kernel@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org

On Friday 14 September 2007 12:33, Robert Millan wrote:
> 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 ;-)
>
> Done.

Almost, but now :)


regards,
	Holger

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