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Re: mass bug filing for unmet dependencies

On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 11:11:23AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> Then let's forget for a minute boot loaders. What about all drivers
> which interact with non-free software stored in computers and their
> peripherals?

I think you're forgetting about more than boot loaders, since this has
been explained more than once.  However, I'll try to summarize:

If we have reason to treat that software as part or a potential part of
the debian system, then our system has a dependency on that software.

If that software is outside the scope of our system (by virtue of there
being no logical way for our system to change that software or for that
software to replace anything within the system), then it's outside the
scope of our system.


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