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Re: squeeze will have googleearth-package

On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 04:38:57PM +0000, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On 2011-01-07, Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> wrote:
> > squeeze will have googleearth-package, it was unblocked yesterday.
> It won't have a googleearth package, though.
> And it will have literally about 17200 packages in main on i386.  And
> about 15580 source packages.  They come with a free license, too.  And
> have figuratively millions of users, I'm sure of it.  And hey, it will
> even release with firmware-linux-nonfree, keeping our non-favourite
> hardware components working, and it only has half the userbase of
> firmware-linux-free!
Note that firmware-linux-free is recommended by linux-image-* therefore
installed by default in squeeze, while firmware-linux-nonfree is merely
mentioned in a debconf prompt on upgrade if it appears to be needed by
the new version of a module that is currently loaded.  This means that
firmware-linux-nonfree is unlikely to be installed if not needed.  If
you were to add in some of the other firmware packages (-atheros, -bnx2,
-iwlwifi, -ralink, -realtek) you would see an even larger fraction.
This is unfortunate but not hugely surprising to me.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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