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Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?

Josh Triplett <josh.trip@verizon.net> wrote:
> Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> We could do that, but it couldn't reasonably form part of the standard
>> debian-installer. A forked d-i doesn't do anyone any favours.
> I don't see why we couldn't put support for using contrib udebs for
> things such as drivers in the standard d-i.  The contrib udebs would
> need to be in the contrib archive, and they obviously couldn't go on the
> standard CD, but they could be downloaded if needed (again, only if the
> user assents to their use), or installed from a secondary CD or one of
> the various other media that d-i can read from.

That would require certain parts of d-i (and hence certain parts of
main) to rely upon the contents of contrib. We can't do that.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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