Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?
"Marco d'Itri" <md@Linux.IT> writes:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>On the other side, if it is possible to distribute the firmware in the
>>non-free section (I have to ask that to Texas Instrument), the package
>>of the driver will have a Depends: or at least a Recommends: on the
>>firmware package. In that case it seems that the driver has to go in
> Right, the package in main should not depend on an hypothetical package
> from non-free.
So rather than ship the driver in contrib and the firmware in
non-free, you're suggesting that the driver go in main and the
firmware not be shipped at all, even though that reduces the
functionality of the driver to "Error: no firmware found."
That seems as clear a dependence as any other foo and foo-data package
in the repository.
Brian Sniffen email@example.com