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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 12:33:59PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> d-i is modular. The module that provided that functionality would be
>> likely to do little of any use without the presence of contrib.
> So, libdvdread3 making use of libdvdcss by having libdvdread.so.3
> dynamically open and use libdvdcss.so if it's there is OK; but if
> the code that did this was itself in a small stub module (dvdread3
> opening /usr/lib/dvdread/libdvdcss-loader.so), that stub module
> would have to have its own package in contrib.

If the stub module were in its own package, it would fairly clearly end
up in contrib.

I don't think we have any desperately good consistency here.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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