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

Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 12:33:38AM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> 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.
> No, I believe that would create a Suggests-style relationship, not
> a Depends, since d-i would still work without it (for many people).
> Packages in main can Suggest packages not in main.

d-i is modular. The module that provided that functionality would be
likely to do little of any use without the presence of contrib.

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

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