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

On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 05:36:36PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> I don't see how adding support for handling contrib udebs would actually
> create a dependency; it just makes it possible to install them if
> desired.

It doesn't create the dependency -- it just forces us to recognize their
contents as software.

The dependency comes in where the driver won't produce useful results
without loading the firmware.

The details of how this dependency exists are different from a command
line invocation or a shared library reference or an interpreted script
requirement, but that's an architectural issue, not a package management


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