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Re: Making Debian available

On Mon, Jan 25, 2021, at 16:34, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> On Lu, 25 ian 21, 19:35:25, Thomas Lange wrote:
> > Another very odd thing I found.
> > 
> > On https://www.debian.org/CD/faq/
> > there's no hint about images including non-free firmware. No hint
> > about firmware at all. And then this FAQ
> > 
> > <quote>
> > Where is the CD image with non-free?
> >   .....
> > Sometimes, someone is kind enough to create unofficial non-free CDs. If you cannot find any links on this website, you can try asking on the debian-cd mailing list.
> > </quote>
> > 
> > So we do not tell our users that we (the CD team I guess) already
> > create these very usefull images including non-free firmware. And then
> > we tell the users to search the link themselves. Not very friendly.
> As far as I recall that entry refers to CDs with the entire non-free 
> component of the archive, not just firmware packages (which were seldom 
> or even inexistent at the time the FAQ was written).

That's correct.  It is not about non-free firmware, but rather the non-free distribution as a whole.

That FAQ entry neither explains things well enough, nor is it very helpful.  It could use an update...

Heck, I am not even sure the installer could use anything in that non-free CD set to actually load non-free firmware at *install time* (as opposed to installing it to be available on the final system after a reboot) without a lot of manual intervention...

  Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org>

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