[Freedombox-discuss] Some questions about the freedom maker
I recently got a BeagleBone Black, and it looks to me like the
freedombox maker is a fantastic way to bootstrap a fully free debian
system onto it. I have some questions about the process however, and
hope to send a patch to the README to make it better once I figure
things out ;)
Firstly, the ENABLE_NONFREE flag. I don't understand why it's needed
for the BBB. The extra packages it needs (linux-image-armmp,
u-boot-tools and u-boot) are all in the main section. Presumably
there's something I'm missing, but reading the code I can't see it.
The https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Hardware/BeagleBone page
implies it shouldn't need anything nonfree.
Secondly, can I build this from a wheezy (stable) box? Given that
the -armmp kernel is only available from jessie, I presume the image
must be jessie based, but I don't know enough about vmdebootstrap to
know if that is a problem.
I expect I'll have other questions, but freedombox maker looks
great, so it seems well worth it.