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Re: squeeze will have googleearth-package

On 2011-01-07, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> 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.

Ah, thanks.

> 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.

Popcon as linked from the PTS helpful lists all the binary packages.

Does it get pulled in if non-free is activated during installation?  I.e. is
there something scanning the hardware again looking at what's needed
post-install?  (Assuming that you get around installing it without those.)

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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