Re: Manually add firmware (or other) packages for installation?
John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>>> Wouldn't that be a policy violation? If the regular installer enables non-free
>>> sources, I would consider those installer images to be not DFSG-compliant.
>> Don't know. Not a lawyer/policy specialist here.
>> Functionality exists for ages in the installer though...
> The point is: We separate free and non-free images for a very reason and if
> you add a mechanism that just silently enables non-free on a system that
> was installed with the free installer, you are defeating this separation.
If the plan was for the free installer to make the APT sources
unconfigurable, I'm sorry to have to inform you that it doesn't work.
The normal way I use the Debian installer is to install an utterly
minimal system from a netinst image, reboot, and "apt install" from
there. If I had a graphics card that required nonfree firmware, I
wouldn't be pulling that package off the installer anyway, so you
aren't entitled to assume anything from the fact I picked the Official
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package