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Install fwupd on a default installation

severity 916036 normal


I'd have another - and I hope stronger - argument to upgrade the dependency from suggests to recommends: gnome-software is actually displaying an error when fwupd is not present on the bus (see attached screenshot).

But yes, I also second that we really should install this by default. I'm not sure if this could (or should) live in discover and how important the UI bits present in gnome-software are for this. But BIOS update management is becoming more important and now that large vendors actually publish their updates in LVFS, we should make these available to our users by default as well.

I'm not sure, though, if there is some philosophical objection here in that fwupd downloads non-free blobs and/or that Debian does not actually ship the blobs themselves.

Kind regards and thanks
Philipp Kern

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