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Re: Packaging Linuxant's driverloader?

On 2004-01-09 03:48:49 +0000 Joel Konkle-Parker <jjk3@msstate.edu> wrote:

I guess the meat of my question applies to ndiswrapper <http://ndiswrapper.sf.net> as well. ndiswrapper itself is GPL, but to work properly, requires the Windows drivers for the network devices it is trying to configure. Does this somehow prevent it from going into Debian, or could the package just request those files from a Windows partition or something?

Does ndiswrapper require them to work properly? The main part of ndiswrapper is a kernel module that I think provides an API normally found on Windows. The package also provides tools to load and use the Windows drivers. Even with no Windows driver loaded, the API is there, so it could be seen as "working properly" but unused. As far as I can tell, the Windows drivers are not used by the build process at all.

I await the replies of others wiser than myself with interest.

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